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Broiled Mexican Street Corn

Broiled Mexican Street Corn: How to Make It Perfectly Every Time

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  • Author: wellness sleuth
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


Indulge in the savory and tangy flavors of Mexican street corn. Our broiled recipe brings a delicious twist to this classic snack. Discover the mouthwatering taste of charred corn, creamy sauce, and aromatic spices. Try our easy-to-follow recipe and elevate your culinary experience today. Mexican street corn, also known as elote, is a beloved snack that has gained popularity around the world for its irresistible combination of flavors. Traditionally, elote is grilled and slathered with a creamy and tangy sauce


Taco Seasoning:

2 T. chili powder
1 T. ground cumin
1 t. ground coriander
2 t. garlic powder
1 t. smoked paprika
1 ½ t. fine sea salt
1 t. ground black pepper
½ t. ground white pepper
¼ - ½ t. cayenne pepper


6 large ears of corn
3 T. unsalted butter, melted
½ c. Mexican crema or sour cream
½ c. mayonnaise
3 T. fresh cilantro, chopped, divided
1 T. taco seasoning (see above)
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
¼ c. Cojita cheese, crumbled
1-2 t. ground chipotle or smoked paprika


  1. Place the top oven rack in the second position from top and pre-heat broiler to “High.” Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

  2. Husk the corn and remove the silk. Rinse thoroughly to remove any remaining silk and pat dry. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet and brush with the melted butter on all sides.

  3. Place the baking sheet under the pre-heated broiler for 5-6 minutes, or until the top of the corn is slightly charred. Remove from oven and carefully rotate the corn one-third of the way around before placing under the broiler again. Broil for another 5-6 minutes, then rotate and broil for another 5-6 minutes. (Total cook time should be 15-18 minutes)

  4. While the corn is broiling, prepare the taco seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.

  5. Combine the Mexican crema (or sour cream), mayonnaise, and two tablespoons chopped cilantro in a medium bowl. Add one tablespoon taco seasoning and stir to combine. Set aside.

  6. Remove the broiled corn from the oven and brush evenly with the seasoned Mexican crema mixture, using all or a thin layer according to your preference. Serve immediately topped with crumbled Cojita cheese, the remaining cilantro, and a sprinkle of ground chipotle or smoked paprika.  Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

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