This take on elote can be grilled right in your stovetop

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Elote is a popular Mexican street food consisting of sweet corn on the cob smothered in a creamy chili sauce topped with cheese and other seasonings. Now, you can enjoy the beloved grab-and-go snack from the comfort of your own stovetop grill with this simple elotes recipe. Featuring an enticing medley of sweet corn grilled to a char and covered in a savory sauce that’s loaded with herbs and seasonings, these elotes make a great addition to a whole range of meals and occasions.


  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)

  • 1 lime (juiced & zested)

  • ½ tsp paprika

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

  • 3 medium sweet corn on the cob (husks removed)

  • ¼ cup parmesan or cotija cheese (crumbled)

  • Chili powder (optional, for a spicy kick)



  1. Preheat the grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Add sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, lime juice, and lime zest to a medium mixing bowl. Stir well until smooth and thoroughly combined. Then, set aside for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse into each other.

  3. Place the corn on the grill and cook for about 6-8 minutes, occasionally turning until evenly cooked through and charred. Then, set them aside on a plate.

  4. Cover the corn evenly with the sauce and add parmesan or cotija cheese before topping them off with chili powder, lime juice, and cilantro.

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