Mexican Grilled Street Corn

Mexican corn on the cob, also known as elote or grilled street corn, is the side dish all your cookouts have been missing. Make your own version of street corn elote in your own backyard with just 4 ingredients and your grill! Grilling the corn gives it a delightfully smoky flavor, and all that's left is to brush each ear with queso blanco sauce and sprinkle with Cotija cheese. Add a splash of lime, and this irresistible elote recipe will be the star of the show.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 4 ears fresh corn, husks removed
  • 4 tablespoons from 1 bottle (9 oz) Old El Paso™ Spicy Queso Blanco Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons finely crumbled Cotija cheese
  • Lime wedges
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  2. Place corn directly on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until lightly browned on all sides. Remove from grill.
  3. Brush each ear of corn with 1 tablespoon queso blanco sauce. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheese. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

Expert Tips

  • For added heat and flavor, try sprinkling a little of your favorite chili powder over the cooked and coated Mexican corn on the cob.
  • Cotija cheese is a salty, crumbly Mexican cheese.


  • 1 Ear Calories 180 (Calories from Fat 60);  Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 10mg;  Sodium 190mg;  Potassium 230mg;  Total Carbohydrate 24g (Dietary Fiber 2g ,Sugars 5g);  Protein 5g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 8%;  Vitamin C 4%;  Calcium 6%;  Iron 2%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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