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Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn

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Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn is your favorite carnival food that you can devour anytime you want. Mexican street corn is tender and juicy sweet corn that is covered in crumbled cheese, seasonings and more for one incredible corn on the cob recipe. 

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn

This Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn may be my new favorite side dish! Once the summer hits I can never resist the delicious sweet corn that is overflowing in all of the markets.  But after a while, we are all sick of corn on the cob. Ugh, I hate even writing that!!! But it is true, after a while we just need a change. This Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn offers just the right amount of perfection to keep my very demanding taste buds happy. 

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn

Let me walk you through some tips and tricks to making the best Mexican street corn recipe. This is my tried and true recipe that I have perfected. The seasonings are spot on, Cotija cheese helps elevate the flavor. I think you will be satisfied.  

What Is Mexican Street Corn 

So what is Mexican street corn? This is a popular snack or side dish that you can find at fairs and even restaurants and of course Mexico. Mexican Street corn is fresh sweet corn that is cooked and then covered in cheese and seasonings.  

Do I Have To Grill Street Corn 

Nope! With the Instant Pot you can cook your corn on manual for 2 minutes, and then once it is done, slather it up and sink your teeth into this juicy side. 

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn

How to Pick Corn That’s Super Sweet

One key to incredible street corn is picking ripe and fresh corn. Let me share some pointers for finding to look for in buying corn. 

  • Husks | One thing to look at is that the leaves are nice and green. You want the leaves to feel slightly wet and not be overly dried out. 
  • Silks | Silks need to be golden brown and a bit sticky to the touch. If they are black that is a good chance the corn is bad. 
  • Kernels | Pull back your husks and check to ensure that the kernels of the corn are fresh and plump. 

   Does Street Corn Store Well

No, it doesn’t. You will find eating street corn fresh is best. The sauce and cheese will kind of runoff after it sits for a while. If you choose to save some, what I recommend is leaving the corn plain. Then store it in the fridge, and reheat when you want more. Once reheated then dress the corn with the cheese and seasoning. 

Street Corn

Feel free to play around with the spices and create a custom flavor that you want. I personally love this mixture, but you might find you want to up the heat factor or add more spices to the recipe. Do what feels and tastes best to you. 

For more delicious Instant Pot side dishes, try my Instant Pot Baked Beans, they will not disappoint. Have an air fryer? Try making the most delicious Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes.

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn is your favorite carnival food that you can devour anytime you want. Mexican street corn is tender and juicy sweet corn that is covered in crumbled cheese, seasonings and more for one incredible corn on the cob recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 4 ears of corn, husk and silk removed
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro diced
  • 3 Tbsp mayo
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 1 lime quartered
  • ½ cup of crumbled cotija cheese

Instructions

    Remove husk and silk from corn on the cobb.

  1. Place trivet in Instant Pot and then place corn on top.

  2. Pour one cup of water in pot.

  3. Seal pot and set valve to closed and cook on manual on high for 2 minutes.

  4. Once done slowly release steam as needed.

  5. Mix mayo in a bowl with garlic salt and chili powder then brush on corn cobbs, sprinkle with cheese, diced cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 381mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

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