Mexican Street Corn Recipe

I have to share this Mexican Street Corn recipe!  It takes corn-on-the-cob to the next level.  Ever seen the street vendors in major cities or tried the chili-lime corn at Disneyland? Well now you can make your own… it’s so much better and a lot cheaper!

Mexican Street Corn recipe adapted from Rick Bayless. Perfect for BBQs!

The recipe is adapted from Rick Bayless, Top-Chef winner and Mexican Food Expert.

Mexican Street Corn – printable recipe here


  • 6 ears of fresh sweet corn, still in their husks
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup of Mexican crema (or sour cream mixed with a little bit of milk so it is easily spreadable)
  • 1/3 cup crumbed Mexican queso anejo, queso fresco, or parmesan, feta, or farmer’s cheese
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 lime
  • A few sprigs of fresh cilantro


  1. About an hour before serving, soak the ears of corn with their husks on in a deep bowl of cold water.  Place a plate on top to keep them submerged.
  2. Heat your grill.  Now lay the corn on the grill (with their husks still on) and roast for about 15-20 minutes, turning frequently until the outer leaves are blackened.  Remove.
  3. Let cool for several minutes, then remove the husks and silk.  
  4. About 10 minutes before serving, brush the melted butter onto the corn and then return corn to the grill.  Turn frequently until corn is nicely browned.  
  5. Serve right away, applying some cream, cheese, chili powder.  Then sprinkle with a little juice of a lime and a few sprigs of fresh cilantro. 

Mexican Street Corn recipe adapted from Rick Bayless. Perfect for BBQs!

 Grilling the corn…

Mexican Street Corn recipe adapted from Rick Bayless. Perfect for BBQs!

 One last look… This is perfect for BBQs and just about any other time! Cinco de mayo, Fourth of July, graduation parties, Memorial Day/Labor Day, random Saturday…

Mexican Street Corn recipe adapted from Rick Bayless. Perfect for BBQs!

This recipe was featured at the Charm of Home “Home Sweet Home” link party and also at Posed Perfection “Creative Ways” link party. Thanks to the hosts for featuring me!
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  1. June 12, 2014 / 2:17 am

    Thanks SO much for sharing – I'm pinning this one for sure !
    Hopping over from From my front porch to yours ( love love love your blog name ! )
    Hugs from Montreal,

    • June 12, 2014 / 6:36 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. June 12, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    Looks super yummy! Thanx for sharing at THT.

    • June 12, 2014 / 6:37 pm

      It also tastes super yummy!

    • June 12, 2014 / 6:38 pm

      Thanks for the invite, I linked up. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. June 17, 2014 / 12:18 am

    This sounds delicious! I love the addition of the cheese! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Hope you'll be back this week!

    • June 17, 2014 / 3:45 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. June 17, 2014 / 10:00 am

    G'Day from Oz. That looks amazing-I love corn, especially when it's smothered in butter!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • June 17, 2014 / 3:46 pm

      Thanks for checking out this recipe!

  5. June 17, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    Yum!! I have seen versions of this, but never tried. It just sounds so delicious!!

    • June 17, 2014 / 3:47 pm

      You should try this recipe out. You won't be disappointed!

  6. June 18, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    This sounds delicious! Thanks for linking with Home Sweet Home!

  7. May 1, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    This looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing.Have a great week ahead!!