Mexican Street Corn Recipe – Best Summer BBQ Food & Drinks
Growing up in Chicago, we had plenty of good food to enjoy all year long. But, 1 of my most favorites came around during the Summer. Before Food Trucks were a ‘thing’, there was the food carts. The same guy parked on the same corner all summer long and sold only 1 thing. Mexican Street Corn. Have you had it? Then you know there’s just no grilled corn recipe that compares. If you haven’t, you simply must try this! Sweet but spicy, cheesy and so full of YUM… Grab some napkins though! You’re going to need them! Yes, there’s the big old debate over cilantro or not, but I’m sicking with my favorite Mexican Street Corn vendors recipe here. It never once let my taste buds down!
Mexican Street Corn Recipe
- 4 Ears of Corn (shucked, but cores left on)
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- 1/2 Cup Mayo
- 1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro (fresh, rough chopped)
- 1 Lime (cut, ready to squeeze)
- Chili Powder (to taste)
- Sale & Pepper (to taste)
Let’s start this awesome Mexican Street Corn by firing up the grill! While that baby is getting hot, go ahead and shuck the corn. Make sure to leave the core on so you have something to grab it with while eating! In a medium bowl, mix mayo, sour cream and chopped cilantro together. Now get that corn on your grill and let it get slightly charred. Turn a time or 2 so it’s cooked evenly. Remove from grill and while still hot, smother completely with mayo mixture. This will melt into your corn pretty quick. It’s supposed to. That’s what makes it so yummy! Squeeze the lime juice over the corn and then sprinkle Parmesan on top. Season with chili powder, salt & pepper to taste.
BAM! You just made Mexican Street Corn my friend! Party on!
Now, go outside and enjoy every minute of your Summer! 😉
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Teressa Morris says
Mexican corn sounds amazing!! I live in California -how is it I’ve never heard of this taste sensation before?
Melinda Safford says
This is the best. We have vendors who sell it but it is best to make yourself
Theresa @DearCreatives says
We used to have local homemade vendors selling a recipe similar to this by us. So delicious. Can’t wait to try your recipe.
Bert Ortegon says
This is great!
Jennifer Soltys says
YES! You nailed it!!! This is the best thing ever.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I am drooling just looking at the pictures. I am definitely going to sweet talk my hubby into making me some of that this weekend!
Liz Mays says
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! Are you kidding me with this? It sounds absolutely delicious!
I love corn on the cob and that looks amazing. Like I wish I could reach into my computer and grab those up! Yum!
Myrah - Coupon Mamacita says
This is a wonderful recipe. One of my families favorite dishes in the summer is Mexican Street corn off the grill. Yum!
What an awesome take on corn on the cob. I’ve got to give this a try. It looks awesome.
Debbie Denny says
I love grilled corn. This is a great twist I will have to try.
April Decheine says
I have pinned this before and put on a couple Google + pages 🙂 This is a really GOOD recipe, have made it several times!
Looks great. I love Corn on cob.
Jenn @TheRebelChick says
That corn looks SO delicious!! I can practically smell it right from the screen. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!
This looks delicious! I’ve never had Mexican Street corn before, but that’s going to change soon!
Mexican street corn is one of my son in law’s favorite recipes to make. It’s a great side dish on Taco Tuesday (or Taco Wednesday, as it usually is for us.)
Mexican corn is one of my favorite ways to eat corn! This recipe sounds perfect.
Dawn McAlexander says
I really love corn and this looks like it would definitely be fabulous! Yum!
Lisa Bristol says
OMG this looks amazing. I can not wait to try this. I do not think i will ever make corn the old way again.
Janell Poulette says
I lived in Mexico for over 11 years and I never tired this. I think they used a different chesse than parmesan but I am sure the tastes are similar.
April at My Captivating Life says
That looks so delicious! I can definitely see it on our Thanksgiving table!
I have never heard of this! I need to make it! It looks SO GOOD!
This is just amazing! I can’t wait to try this one. We love corn~
I love corn on the cob, and this is a twist I haven’t tried to do yet. I will certainly give it a whirl, thanks for the idea!
I know all about this snack, it’s so delicious! I’ve never made it at home though.
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
YES! I haven’t seen this since I lived in Oklahoma! This looks so yummy and it just so happens I still have some corn on the cob from our summer garden.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I have never seen corn look this delicious. I will have to try making my corn like this.
I have never had it but oh my goodness but it does sound good. The pictures look nice too.
Tiffany (A Mom's Take) says
I didn’t know it was called “Street Corn” but this is how we make our corn on the cobb, on the occasion we do make it. My husband introduced me to making corn this way, it’s the best way.
Chrysa Duran says
I always wondered how they made the mexican street corn. Totally yummy and will try this whenever I get corn on the cob.
Marina John says
I have a weakness for Mexican Corn. It is so yummy!
Put that in my mouth right now!!!! YUm. I want to make this soon.
Wow! My mouth watered looking at your pictures. I would like to try this
I pinned this immediately! This is one of my favorite meals serious so yum1
My family loves corn! This recipe looks and sounds scrumptious! I’ll have to try it at home!