Elote is Mexican-style corn on the cob which is a popular street food where it is sold as a snack or side dish. In other areas around the world, it has become a popular barbecue side dish.
The corn is cooked in its husk over the grill then returned husk free to get a little char. Finally, it is topped with a combination of mayonnaise, seasoning, and cojita cheese or similar style Mexican cheese.
The grill can be a simple backyard gas grill, a charcoal grill, or while camping a campfire. Corn travels well making it a popular vegetable choice.
Grilled Elote (Mexican Street Corn) Recipe
- 4 cobs corn
- 1 can beer
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise to taste
- 1 teaspoon seasoning such as tajin or cajun, to taste
- 4 tablespoon finely shreaded cojita cheese or Parmesan
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- Preheat a grill to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Place the corn with its husk on in boated foil, then pour in ¼ can of beer, then fully wrap tightly with the foil. Repeat for all four cobs of corn.
- Place the foiled corn on the preheated grill and cook for 15 minutes, turning every 5.
- Unwrap the cooked corn and pull back the husk or fully remove.
- Return the corn to the hot grill to get a char on the corn.
- Spread the mayonnaise on the corn then dust with your choice of seasoning(s). Finally, sprinkle with the cheese and serve with lime wedges.
More Corn Recipes
Mexican Street Corn
Easy Cooler Corn
Hands down the best corn EVER! This is the corn you pick up and take a bite and you don’t put it down until it’s completely gone!!!!
This corn is awesome! It is a must try! My corn was from the chef himself!
Fixed this for Father’s Day it was amazing! I loved it as well as the rest of the family.