Grilled Corn Recipe

I can still remember the first time I tasted grilled corn on the cob. It was a 4th of July barbecue in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The firemen were grilling ears of corn for the crowd. They had giant barrels of corn soaking in water and a giant grill filled with corn. They would pull them off the grill, dip them in a can of melted butter, sprinkle with salt and then hand it over to be consumed. It was amazing.


Mexican street corn

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish, vegetables
Cuisine: Barbecue, BBQ, corn, Mexican, vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 85 kcal
The best way to make corn, in my opinion, is on the grill. + it's so simple and easy, requires no prep and makes an awesome Mexican Street Corn.


  • 8 Ears of corn in the husk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup finely crumbled Cotija cheese you can substitute feta cheese if you cant fin Cotija, plus more for serving
  • 1 t chipotle chili powder plus more for serving
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 limes cut into wedges
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Soak corn in husks in a tub of water for about an hour.
  2. Combine sour cream, Cotija cheese, chili powder, cayenne, and cilantro in a large bowl. Stir to combine and refrigerate.
  3. Cook corn on a hot grill, I want my grill to b between 450 and 500 degrees, turn the corn occasionally, until cooked through and it is well charred on all sides, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. I usually cook the corn while the main course rests.
  5. Using a grilling mitt, Pull back the husk and remove as much silk as possible.
  6. Use a spoon to coat the corn with the cheese mixture.
  7. Squeeze lime over top
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Serve extra Cotija, chili powder, cayenne, salt, pepper on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Mexican Street Corn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 227mg 9%
Potassium 65mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8.8%
Vitamin C 6.6%
Calcium 11.4%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

1 Comment

  1. Dex

    Awesome! Very authentic.


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