Mexican Street Corn

Dive into the heart of Mexican cuisine without leaving your kitchen by preparing the ever-popular Mexican Street Corn, also known as “Elote”. This dish is a staple of Mexican street food, bringing together the sweetness of corn with the creamy zest of its toppings for a taste sensation that’s hard to beat.

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, looking for a fun side dish, or simply craving something deliciously different, this recipe promises to deliver an explosion of flavors. Follow along as we guide you through each step to achieve that authentic Mexican street food flair right at home.

Preparation Time:

  • Total time: Approximately 20 minutes
    • Prep time: 10 minutes (for assembling ingredients and seasoning mix)
    • Cook time: 6 to 10 minutes (for grilling the corn)

Servings: This recipe serves 4, making it a perfect side dish for family dinners or small gatherings.


  • 4 ears of corn, stripped of their husks
  • 2 tablespoons of oil, specifically for corn
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • A pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 wedges of lime


  1. Start by preheating your grill pan over medium-high heat to ensure it’s ready for your corn.
  2. Lightly brush each ear of corn with oil. This not only prevents sticking but also helps to achieve that desirable char.
  3. Place the corn on the hot grill pan. Keep turning the ears frequently to ensure even charring on all sides. This process should take between 6 to 10 minutes, depending on the heat of your grill.

How to Prepare: 4. While the corn is grilling, grab a small bowl. Combine the mayonnaise, chili powder, garlic salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create your flavorful seasoning blend.

  1. Once the corn is grilled to perfection with a nice char, remove it from the grill. Using a brush, generously apply the seasoned mayonnaise mixture over each ear of corn, ensuring it’s well-coated.

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