Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

A common Mexican street food, the elote is grilled corn on the cob. It's very easy to make and oh-so-tasty.
Servings 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Z Grills Smoker Grill
  • Z Grills Competition Blend Pellets


  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 8 ears of corn, husked
  • ¼ butter
  • ½ cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges


  • Set your Z Grill pellet grill for around 300 degrees.
  • Brush grill grate with oil, using a pastry brush.
  • Combine chile powder and cayenne in a small bowl.
  • Grill corn, turning occasionally with tongs until cooked through and lightly charred (Around 10 minutes).
  • Remove from grill and immediately brush each ear with 1½ tsp. butter.
  • Sprinkle each with 1 Tbsp. cheese and a pinch of chile powder mixture.
  • Squeeze 1 lime wedge over each ear and serve.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Grilled, Vegetable

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