Mexican Grilled Corn

Once you have made this corn on the grill with the salty Cotija cheese and the chili spice you will never want to eat plain corn on the cob again.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Soak Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings 6
Calories 277 kcal


  • 1 Grill


  • 6 Ears of Corn
  • 1 Tbs Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tbs Sugar
  • 6 Tbs Cotija Cheese You can add more if you prefer

Chili Lime Butter Recipe

  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Cup Butter


  • Cut the large end with the stalk to a handle size
    Cutting the raw corn cob
  • Pull some of the silk and husk off but not all of it.
  • This will add flavor, help the corn steam, and protect it from burning.
  • Fill a small tub or clean sink filled with cold water.
  • Add the salt and sugar.
  • Soak the corn cobs for at least 30 minutes and up to a couple of hours before grilling.
  • Grill the corn 10 minutes until the kernel is easy poked with a fork
  • Dip the corn cobs in the chili lime sauce or drizzle it on
  • Rub the Cotija cheese all over the cobs



 We like the Chili Lime Butter but if you prefer yours plain, the grill will impart lots of flavor into the corn. 
If you are looking for lots of smoky flavors, add a smoke box to your grill.
If you have a smoker, by all means, cook it on the smoker.
The trick is to not be afraid to get your hands dirty when serving or eating.


Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 1663mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 478IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 171mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bbq, grilling, Salty, Spicy, vegetable
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