This Mexican Street Corn is an easy way to dress up your corn, feed a crowd, and have the best side dish around!
Have you ever had authentic Mexican Street Corn? I know it’s one of those classics that everyone loves, but until recently, I hadn’t even tried it! Now I know how crazy that sounds–it’s delicious–but I honestly didn’t think I would like it. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It’s SO good, and cooking it in the Instant Pot gets you incredibly flavorful Mexican Street Corn in just a couple minutes!
What is Mexican Street Corn?
If you’re wondering what I’m even talking about, prepare to have your mind blown. Mexican Street Corn, or Elote, is a dish you can buy off street carts or food trucks. It’s grilled corn on the cob topped with a combination of:
- Sour cream
- Cotija cheese
- Chile powder
- Fresh lime
If this is sounding weird to you, just promise me you’ll give it a try! I think it’s gonna blow your mind.
You can make Mexican Street Corn in an Instant Pot?
Yes! Awesome, right? I love cooking with the Instant Pot because it’s totally hands off and cooks in two minutes. My kind of side dish! I especially love using my appliances in the summer so I don’t have to stand over a hot oven, grill, or stove.
Other recipes to make with corn
If you’ve got fresh corn on hand, I’ve got some amazing recipes you’ll want to try. I suggest:
- Sauteed Zucchini, Corn, & Mint Salad w/ Lemon & Parmesan
- Grilled Corn Panzanella
- Burrata Pizza with Fresh Corn & Tomatoes
- Grilled Broccolini, Corn, & Tomato Pasta Salad
- Herb Grilled Chicken with Fresh Corn Salsa
Alright, let’s make some Mexican Street Corn! And before you say “Get that corn outta my face!” just take a look at how easy this is…
Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn
- 4 ears corn
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/3 cup crumbled cojita cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- 1 lime
- Add 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot. Insert the steamer basket and place the corn on top. Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
- Release pressure manually and let corn cool for a few minutes.
- Brush corn with mayonnaise and sprinkle with chili powder, cheese, chives and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
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