BBQ Sweet Corn Recipe

BBQ Sweet Corn Recipe

Seriously guys, this recipe is the real deal.

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible, grilled sweet corn got even better.

Try this BBQ sweet corn once and you’ll be hooked. Enjoy this recipe while sweet corn is fresh and at its sweetest.

How Is This Sweet Corn Different?

So you’re all familiar with grilling sweet corn. It’s one hundred times better than cooking it in water.

Typically, you wait until the corn is cooked on the grill before buttering and flavoring it. But this particular method has you adding butter and seasonings before the corn hits the grill.

Grilling the corn with a flavored butter mixture brushed on (as opposed to buttering and seasoning the corn after it’s grilled) really gives it a distinct smoky, barbecued flavor. The flavor just kind of seeps right in.

So it’s sweet, salty, spicy, and juicy all in one. Like I said before, it doesn’t get any better than this.

Barbecue sweet corn recipe

I discovered this recipe on Pinterest, but the original recipe comes from Eat Drink Daily. They suggest serving it with cilantro and lime wedges.

To make this recipe, start out by making a batch of sweet and spicy meat rub. If you have extra, package it up and give it as a gift!

More Great Sweet Corn Recipes

Elote salad (Mexican sweet corn salad)

Summer sweet corn salad

Roasted corn chowder

BBQ Sweet Corn
Yield: 4 servings

BBQ Sweet Corn

If you don't have ingredients on hand to make the sweet and spicy meat rub, feel free to use your own favorite spice blend or meat rub.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  1. Break sweet corn into halves or thirds, whichever you prefer. Place in a large saucepan filled with water and bring to a boil. Boil for about 5 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
  2. Combine butter and meat rub.
  3. Preheat grill. Place corn pieces directly on grill. Brush tops with butter mixture. Wait a few minutes, rotate, and butter the other side. The corn should cook in about 5 to 6 minutes.

One Response to “BBQ Sweet Corn Recipe”

  1. 1

    Eileen — July 25, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    Who doesn’t love bbq corn? It’s like summer on a stick! Er, a cob. Yeah. 🙂

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