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Mexican Street Corn in a Bowl

Our family loves elote corn so much! Most times we grill corn on the cob, we make it into Mexican street corn. BUT.....there are times when I want to be fast and have these same great flavors on the table quickly! So, I've created this great dish that tastes just as amazing as the elote corn on the cob, but it's served with a spoon from a bowl. My son who currently has braces appreciates this so much! If you've been reluctant to try Mexican street corn, this is an easy and delicious way to start.


Mexican Street Corn in a Bowl

Serves 5

1 lb. frozen corn

1/3 cup Mexican mayonnaise (found on the Spanish aisle of the grocery store)

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 cup Cojita grated cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

2 teaspoons lime juice, optional

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Heat the corn in the microwave on high for about 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Drain any excess liquid. Stir in the mayonnaise while hot to melt and coat the corn. Add the seasonings and cheese and stir to combine. Add the lime juice if desired. Stir in the chopped cilantro and serve immediately.


Step-by-step tutorial:

Gather your ingredients. You will need 1 lb. frozen corn, Mexican mayonnaise, Cojita grated cheese, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper, cilantro, and lime juice (not pictured).

Microwave the corn on high for about 3-4 minutes covered or until heated through. Drain off any excess liquid. Add 1/3 cup mayonnaise and stir to coat the corn. It gets all melty and stirs in easily.

Next add 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, salt and pepper to taste, and 1/2 cup Cojita cheese.

Add the chopped cilantro and lime juice and stir everything to combine.

Serve immediately. It can also be rewarmed if you have leftovers. We all fight over who gets to eat any leftovers......SO GOOD! If you have a kid who isn't a fan of corn (like I do), give this a try. My son devours this! Especially because it's so much easier to eat with braces. Enjoy!

Recipe Source: Shanna's recipe box


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