Who doesn’t love a delicious ? Mexican , also called elotes, is not only a fun dish to make, but it is delicious, too.
And if you have leftovers (as if), you can make a or a .
I love my Ninja indoor grill, which also serves as an air fryer and a griddle. And I’ve been using the indoor grill during the colder months, and it makes the juiciest hamburgers I’ve ever had.
And then there’s this Mexican corn recipe. The sauce you’ll make will be slathered on the Mexican street corn. It is so good!
Where Does the Grilled Originate?
The originated in Mexico, hence the name. on the cob is called elote in Mexico, and there, they boil or roast the and serve it on a stick.
is sold as street food. You can see it sold as street food here in the United States, too, and in other countries as well.
Americans have embraced the . It’s remarkably easy to make, too. We’re all about simplifying recipes here. And I love dishes that look complicated, but they’re easy peasy to make. A
After you prepare this dish, you’re going to wonder why you never made it before. I sure did! I find them very filling. It must be all the and . Yumm.
What Ingredients Will I Need for This Authentic Elote ?
How easy are these elote ingredients? Here is what goes on on Mexican .
- You’ll need on the cob. I prefer , but you can use frozen, too.
- Some recipes call for , but I like to use . Either one works, though! I’m of the notion that all is good:)
- is good, too.
What spices are in Mexican street corn?
The and the give this dish splashes of color.
The reddish and the green in the make this dish look even more appetizing than it already is. The green looks appealing, too.
This is a fun dish for barbecues and celebrations like the 4th of July. And the crumbles of on the make this elote even more appetizing.
Sure, this is a messy dish to eat as it’s covered in just gives it more zing. and with the other ingredients, but that makes it all the more fun. And the
What Kind of Do I Need for a Traditional Elote ?
You may not have access to on the cob works out well, too. , so as I noted above,
But if you have on the cob for this elote , just shuck the ears to start preparing this dish.
I’m a huge fan of , and I think it’s an underrated side dish.
is a very versatile dish. And this , , and with a splash of . Oh, and the . has it all. ,
What Goes with Mexican ?
I’m making the blue and butter sauce. And, well, the only reason I’m doing that is that my Honey picked up the wrong meat at the grocery store. dish with some Denver chuck steaks topped with
Denver chuck steaks don’t even resemble baby back ribs, but OK. And I’m making loaded potato salad as well.
is excellent with:
- Hot dogs
- Steak fajitas
- Pork roast
- , refried beans, or pinto bean main dish
- Fried chicken
- Smothered chicken
- Baby back ribs (ahem)
- And just about any main dish
Just be sure to have plenty of napkins nearby. As I said before, they are messy, but it’s a fun kind of messy. And there is nothing wrong with fun dishes.
Can You Outside? this
Absolutely you can Mexican . your cobs to make
Can You Make Mexican in Advance?
If you’re grilling for an event that’s not at home, you can make the – sauce ahead of time, then pack it up with the rest of the food for your outing.
You can also use the microwave to make with the removed.
I like the indoor because it doesn’t matter if it’s raining or cold outside.
You can still barbecue some chicken or throw some steaks on, and it tastes just as good as if you grilled the food outdoors.
Can You Freeze ?
You can freeze , but not .
Sorry, y’all. It’s the sauce. It doesn’t freeze well.
However, as I noted earlier, this only takes minutes to make. dish is easy to make, so you can whip it up when you want to eat it. The – sauce with
And you’ll certainly want to make this time and time again. It’s just that good. And this is kid-friendly food. Your kids will love it. Your whole family will. Even the pickiest of eaters. Well, maybe not your cat.
If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, you can cut the . off the cob to make
We found a great at JoCooks, and now we want to cook double the amount of next time just so we can make this.
Most recipes call for these elote ingredients:
- or with removed (or or )
- (you can use or , too)
- Bell pepper
- Green onions
- Red onion
- Jalapeno pepper
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Black pepper
- Sea salt
You can , too. This is hearty enough to be a main and is full of delicious . your for this
Mexican Street Corn Casserole Recipe
Another thing you can do with leftover corn kernels is make a Mexican street corn casserole.
For Mexican street corn casserole, you need the following elote ingredients:
- Frozen corn (you can also use canned corn or grilled corn kernels)
- Sour cream or Mexican crema
- Garlic powder
- Chili powder
- Queso fresco
- Sea salt
- Fresh lime wedges
If you’re following the Weight Watchers program, you can easily modify this so that it’s WW friendly .
In the new Weight Watchers Personal Points program, many people have as a zero points food. If this is you, make this using light and light .
Instead of , you can also use or . You will barely notice the difference in .
The or will be an indulgence, but it’s totally worth it if you work it into the rest of your day’s points.
If you want some , but would like to skip the or , you can sprinkle your with .
How many calories are in ? A cup of has about 177 calories.
Here are the , via Self.com:
Mexican Street Corn Recipe
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Total time: 22 minutes
- 4 ears of on the cob with removed (or )
- 1/2 cup of
- 1/2 cup of or
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of onion
- 1/2 cup of
- 1 tablespoon of
- 2 tablespoons of
- 1 tablespoon of
- 1/2 cup of or , crumbled
- Serve with wedges
1. Preheat the to the max setting at 510 degrees.
2. Shuck the , and rub each ear with cooking oil or olive oil.
3. for 12 minutes, 6 minutes on each side. Check on it once or twice. You don’t want to burn it.
4. In a medium-sized bowl, make the , and .. To do this, combine the , , garlic, onion , , ,
5. When the is browned and done, remove it from the .
6. Brush each ear of with the mixture, then add .
7. Serve with wedges.
Watch this video for step-by-step instructions for making Mexican street corn.
The Best Mexican Street Corn Recipe Using an Indoor Ninja Grill
- 4 ears corn shucked
- .5 cup mayo
- .5 cup sour cream
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- .5 cup cilantro chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- .5 cup feta cheese crumbled
- 4 lime wedges
- Preheat the grill to the max setting at 510 degrees.
- Shuck corn, and rub each ear with cooking oil or olive oil.
- Grill corn for 12 minutes, 6 minutes on each side.
- Combine the mayo, sour cream, garlic, onion powder, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, and chili powder in a medium-sized bowl.
- When the corn is browned and done, remove it from the grill.
- Brush each ear of corn with the mixture, then add crumbled feta cheese.
- Serve with lime wedges.
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