Mexican Street Corn is a the best grilled corn smothered in Crema Mexicana, lime juice, cheese butter and cilantro. A great BBQ side dish recipe!

Mexican Corn on the Cob

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: elotes, mexican corn on the cob
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 225 kcal

Mexican Corn on the Cob or Mexican Street Corn is the best, grilled corn smothered in Crema Mexicana, lime juice, cheese, butter, and cilantro. A great BBQ side dish recipe!

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Ingredients

  • 12 ears corn
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup crema mexicana
  • 6 limes quartered
  • 1 cup queso cotija or queso fresco crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Grill corn in the husk for 45 minutes. Rotating halfway through.
  2. Allow to cool so you can handle, then husk the corn. You can also wear gloves if you don't have time to allow them to cool fully.
  3. Place butter into a long dish, roll each corn cob in butter and sprinkle with Mexican chili powder. Butter the corn and generously sprinkle chili powder over the corn. Return to the grill to create a char, any where from 10-20 minutes.
  4. Remove and spritz with all 6 limes wedges. Place crema Mexicana in long dish, roll each corn cob in crema Mexicana. Sprinkle with crumbled cheese and another dish of Mexican chili powder. Enjoy!
  5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Corn on the Cob
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 313mg 13%
Potassium 297mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 15.3%
Vitamin C 19.2%
Calcium 11%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.