Elotes (Mexican Street Corn) Recipe

Corn on the cob meets grill.  It’s a match made in heaven.  This recipe for street corn will take your grilling game to the next level.  The Street Corn Level.

So enjoy that Florida Sweet, White corn, yellow corn, Peaches and Cream or Olathe sweet corn.  It defines summer grilling.  True Story

  • Yield: 8 people
  • Prep time: 10 Minute Prep
  • Total time: 15-20 Minutes Cook Time


Measure   Ingredient                                           Prep Notes        

8 ea              Corn, on the Cob                             Shucked, soaked         

½ cup           Mayonnaise, Real 

½ cup           Crema, Mexican                                                      

½ tsp            Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                     

½ tsp            Rub a Dub, 5280 Culinary                   

1-2 tsp          Juice, Lime, Fresh                            Season to taste                   

½ cup           Cheese, Cotija                                    Crumbled              

2 Tbsp          Cilantro, Fresh                                   Chopped                         

Prep Directions:

  • Soak shucked corn in cold water for 10 minutes prior to grilling, remove and let rest on a cookie sheet
  • FOR THE CORN GLAZE – Mix the following together in a bowl and keep chilled
    • Mayonnaise
    • Crema
    • Oink
    • Rub a Dub
    • Lime Juice
    • Cotija Cheese


Cooking Directions:

  • Preheat Grill, Smoker or Charcoal Grill to 400 Degrees
  • Place the soaked corn onto the grill, close the lid and let cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Open the lid and rotate the corn to the next side
  • Continue this process until all sides have been roasted/grilled
  • After all sides are roasted/grilled
    • Using a silicone brush
    • Baste all sides of the corn and close the lid
    • Let the corn glaze start to caramelize
    • Baste with more glaze if needed
    • Remove from the Grill and place onto a platter
  • Add more Cotija cheese over the top of the corn
  • Garnish with
    • Lime Wedges
    • Chopped cilantro

Grills / Grill Gear Used:

  • Weber Genesis II LX Ace Sku # 8532954
  • Big Green Egg Available at your local Ace Hardware
  • Traeger PRO 34 Ace Sku # 8474934


Products Used:

  • Oink Rub – 5280 Culinary           Ace Sku # 8562043
    • Available at your local Ace Hardware or online at Acehardware.com
  • Rub A Dub – 5280 Culinary       Ace Sku # 8562050
    • Available at your local Ace Hardware or online at Acehardware.com