Chile-Rubbed Steak with Creamed Corn
- 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 white onion, diced
- 2 Cubanelle or banana peppers (or 1 large green bell pepper), seeded and diced
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 1 5 -ounce can evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup)
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- Lime wedges, for serving
Preheat the broiler. Combine the chile powder, sugar and1 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Brush the steak all over with 1 tablespoon olive oil, then rub the spice blend on both sides. Transfer to a broiler pan; let sit 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the frozen corn; cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and add the evaporated milk. Cook until thick and creamy, about 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Broil the steak 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let sit 5 to 10 minutes, then slice against the grain. Serve the steak with the creamed corn; sprinkle with the scallions and serve with lime wedges.
Per serving: Calories 452; Fat 22 g (Saturated 8 g); Cholesterol 76 mg; Sodium 633 mg; Carbohydrate 23 g; Fiber 4 g; Protein 40 g
Photograph by Justin Walker
Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine