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Spicy Grilled Corn

spicy grilled corn Side Mexican
Spicy Grilled Corn
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Servings 12

Taco seasoning is a spicy contrast to sweet kernels of corn. MORE+ LESS-

November 26, 2009
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso


cup butter or margarine, softened
tablespoons Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix (from 1 oz envelope)
ears corn with husks


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  • 1
    Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Mix butter and taco seasoning mix. Carefully pull back husk of each ear of corn; remove silk. Spread butter mixture over corn. Pull husks back over ears; tie husks securely with thin piece of husk or string.
  • 2
    Grill corn uncovered 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 20 to 30 minutes, turning frequently, until tender.

Expert Tips

  • For the best flavor, buy corn the day you plan to serve it. Keep it cold until you're ready to cook it.
  • You can also microwave corn on the cob. Husk the corn, and place each ear on microwave-safe plastic wrap or waxed paper. Brush the corn with the butter mixture, then wrap. Microwave 4 ears of corn 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Let stand 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining corn.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Summer means fresh corn on the cob is back in season!

    This perfect summer veg is the ideal side to just about any meal. While corn on the cob is delicious with just a simple slathering of butter and salt, it’s also the perfect canvas for all kinds of flavor additions. So grab an ear or two and try these fun twists on a summer classic!

    1. Spicy Grilled Corn

    Just add a packet of Old El Paso taco seasoning to butter and you’ve got the best of both worlds: spicy, taco flavors and corn on the cob.

    2. Grilled Corn Nibblers with Lime Butter

    Mix it up with chopped onion, red bell pepper, and the tang of fresh lime juice!

    3. Grilled Béarnaise Corn and Potato Packs

    Coat your veggies with delicious homemade béarnaise sauce with these easy to assemble corn and potato packets. Then brighten the dish with a sprinkle of fresh chives.

    4. Grilled Corn with Garlic Cilantro Butter

    Fresh cilantro, lime zest, and garlic salt turn creamy butter into a flavor bomb!

    5. Grilled Cajun Corn

    Brushing corn on the cob with melted butter mixed with Cajun seasoning and red pepper sauce (before tossing them on the grill) adds a mouthwatering spicy, smoky kick.

    6. Savory Corn on a Stick

    Food on a stick isn’t just for kebabs or state fairs. Spear corn on the cob, then brush with tangy Italian dressing and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. You won’t even miss the butter!

    7. Baked Corn on the Cob with Herbs

    The best thing about corn is you can add almost any herb and it will taste amazing. Basil, rosemary, dill…the possibilities are endless.

    8. Burger and Veggie Packs

    Toss corn into foil packets filled with burgers and other veggies and let the savory, meaty juices bake into each ear of corn.

    9. Keep 'Em Clean

    Of course, when eating corn on the cob it is of the utmost importance to keep fingers clean. Use these awesome Dinosaur Corn Cob Holders with easy DIY instructions. Or make dinner extra magical with these colorful Unicorn Corn Holders.

    So be creative! Try any of these ideas, or invent some of your own flavor combinations to find fun new ways to spice up corn on the cob.

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