Spicy Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Spicy Mexican Street Corn Recipe

If you’re looking for a flavorful and spicy twist on classic Mexican street corn, you’re in for a treat. This Spicy Mexican Street Corn Recipe takes the beloved street food to a whole new level with its fiery flavors and delicious combination of ingredients.


  • 4 ears of fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by grilling the corn on a hot grill until it’s charred and cooked through, turning occasionally. This should take about 10-12 minutes.
  2. While the corn is grilling, prepare the spicy mayo by mixing together mayonnaise, sour cream, minced garlic, lime juice, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Once the corn is grilled to perfection, remove it from the grill and let it cool slightly. Then, generously slather each ear of corn with the spicy mayo mixture.
  4. Sprinkle the cotija cheese over the mayo-coated corn and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
  5. Serve your Spicy Mexican Street Corn hot and enjoy the burst of flavors with every bite!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Spicy Mexican Street Corn, also known as “Elote,” is a popular street food in Mexico. This recipe adds a spicy kick to the classic dish with a creamy and tangy mayo sauce, a hint of chili powder and cayenne pepper, and the richness of cotija cheese. It’s the perfect side dish for your next barbecue or summer gathering. You won’t be able to resist the irresistible flavors of this spicy twist on a Mexican favorite.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 280

Fat: 22g

Carbohydrates: 15g

Protein: 8g

Picture yourself enjoying this mouthwatering Spicy Mexican Street Corn at your next outdoor cookout. The smoky charred corn, creamy and spicy mayo sauce, and the zesty cotija cheese combine to create a flavor explosion that will have your taste buds dancing. Whether you’re serving it as a side dish or a snack, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So, fire up the grill and treat yourself to a taste of Mexico with this delicious Spicy Mexican Street Corn Recipe!

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