Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Elote Mexican Street Corn

Side Dish


Yield:Serves 4

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 30 min

The classic Mexican street food of corn on the cob charred on the grill, then slathered in a flavorful sauce.

Top with more Cotija and presto!


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or Mexican crema
  • 1/2 cup finely crumbled Cotija or feta cheese (plus some for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho or chili powder (plus some for serving)
  • 1 medium clove garlic, finely minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 4 ears shucked corn
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges for garnish


  1. While grill heats up, combine mayonnaise, sour cream or crema, cheese, chili powder, garlic, and cilantro in a large bowl. Stir until mixed well and set aside.
  2. When grill is hot, place corn directly over hot side of grill and cook, rotating occasionally, until cooked through and charred in spots on all sides, about 8 minutes total.
  3. Transfer corn to bowl with cheese mixture and use a large spoon to evenly coat corn on all sides with mixture. Sprinkle with extra cheese and chili powder and serve immediately with lime wedges.


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