Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4

This is inspired by Mexican corn, flavoring corn on the cob with butter, cotjia cheese, chipotle powder and lime juice. It's a delicious summertime dish.


  • 4 ears of corn partially unhusked (remove the first few layers but leave about half of them on)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/4 cup grated cotija cheese
  • juice of 1 lime
  • chopped cilantro optional, for garnish


  1. Grill corn until tender, about 15 minutes. Once the corn is cooked remove the charred husks and discard.

  2. Brush each ear of corn with 1/2 tbsp butter. Sprinkle each with about 1/2 tsp chipotle powder, 1 tbsp of cotija cheese (or more if you desire) and a squeeze of lime juice. Garnish with cilantro if using.


Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious

Nutrition Facts
Mexican-Style Grilled Corn
Amount Per Serving (1 ear)
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 785IU16%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
Net Carbs 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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