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Mexican Street Corn

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Mexican Street Corn
15 Min

Corn on the cob is one of those street foods that's really trendy right now, and one of the most popular ways to serve it is in a style known as Mexican Street Corn. In our version, we slather corn on the cob with butter before topping with a bit of chili powder, cilantro, Cotija cheese, and a squeeze of lime. It's tasty!

What You'll Need

  • 8 ears of fresh corn, in the husk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup grated cotija cheese
  • Juice of 2 limes

What to Do

  1. Place corn with husks on in cold water, submerging completely; soak 15 minutes. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Remove corn from water, shake off excess water, place around edges of grill or over indirect heat, and cover.
  2. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until kernels are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine butter, chili powder, and cilantro. Remove corn from heat and carefully remove husks and silk.
  4. Brush butter mixture evenly over corn, sprinkle with cheese, and drizzle with lime juice. Serve immediately.


Here's another option: You can husk and boil the corn and dress it up as shown above, or roast it directly on the rack in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or so.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 337
  • Calories from Fat 199
  • Total Fat 22g 34 %
  • Saturated Fat 13g 64 %
  • Trans Fat 0.7g 0 %
  • Protein 7.7g 15 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 53mg 18 %
  • Sodium 300mg 13 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 34g 11 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.0g 16 %
  • Sugars 11g 0 %

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If you're adventurous, you're going to love this! So much robust flavor! It's got to be grilled, though! There's a comedian, Rod Man, who talks about his first introduction with Mexican street corn, and this is it!

I have always wanted to try this, but didn't until now. This was sooooo good and I will definitely make this again since my family loved it as well. Plain corn on the cob is good, but this is so much better!


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