Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

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15 mins to make Creamy Zesty Juicy Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn (Elote)! Corn on the cobs bursting with exciting sweet-savory-spicy-tangy-umami-cheesy flavors. A refreshingly delicious satisfaction that will have you begging for more!! 😀

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Some of you might know Mexican food is my happy food! hehe~

I’m simply head over heels in love with the exciting, vibrant food! Eating Mexican food gives me the warm fuzzies and all the smiles. 🙂

So, we’ve been eager to test & develop more yummy Instant Pot Mexican Recipes to share with you!

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As summer is just around the corner, it’s fresh corn on the cobs time!! So let’s have a taste of the streets of Mexico with this creamy juicy Mexican Corn!

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What is Elote?

Elote, aka Mexican Street Corn, is grilled corn on the cob brushed with a zesty & refreshing savory-umami-cheesy-tangy-spicy creamy sauce.

The sauce is essentially made of mayo, butter, grated cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime juice.

You can sometimes find street vendors selling tasty elotes in a cart on the streets of Mexico.

Mexican Street Corn makes a perfect side dish or party snack for your next cookouts, bbq, or summer picnics. 😀

Time to Learn How to Make Instant Pot Elote!!

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Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

Super Easy to make Creamy Zesty Juicy Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn (Elote)! Pressure Cooker corn on the cobs bursting with exciting sweet-savory-spicy-umami-cheesy flavors. A refreshingly delicious satisfaction!
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Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 4 - 6 ears corn on the cob , husks and silk removed
  • cup (83g) mayonnaise
  • cup (83g) Mexican crema or sour cream
  • cup (20g) finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.4g) sugar
  • ½ cup (120g) cotija cheese or feta cheese , crumbled
  • ½ teaspoon (2g) chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.4g) garlic powder
  • Juice from half a lime

Garnish & Serve

  • Chopped cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  • Pressure Cook Corn on the Cob: Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold water & place a steamer rack in Instant Pot. Place 4 - 6 ears of corn on the cob on the steamer rack. Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.
    Pressure cook at High Pressure for 2 minutes, then immediate Quick Release (turning Venting Knob to Venting position). Turn off the heat. Open the lid carefully.
  • Prepare Cheesy Mayo Mixture: While the corn is pressure cooking, mix the following ingredients together in a mixing bowl: ⅓ cup (83g) mayonnaise, ⅓ cup (83g) Mexican crema or sour cream, ½ cup (120g) crumbled cotija cheese or feta cheese, ⅓ cup (20g) finely chopped cilantro leaves, ½ teaspoon (2g) chili powder, ¼ teaspoon (1.4g) sugar, ¼ teaspoon (1.4g) garlic powder, and juice from half a lime.
  • Apply Sauce Mixture: Brush the yummy cheesy mayo sauce mixture all over the corn on the cob with a basting brush.
  • Garnish & Serve Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn: If desired, garnish with extra crumbled cheese and chili powder. Serve immediately with lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!~ ?
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Nutrition:

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7.8% | Vitamin C: 7.7% | Calcium: 8.4% | Iron: 3.1%
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
Keyword: elote, elotes recipe, instant pot corn on the cob, instant pot mexican corn, instant pot side dishes, instapot corn on the cob, mexican corn on the cob, mexican corn recipes, mexican street corn, pressure cooker corn on the cob
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Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn Step-by-Step Cooking Guide

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Prepare Ingredients for Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn (Elote).

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn Recipe Ingredients

1

Pressure Cook Corn on the Cob


Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold water in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

Place a steamer rack in Instant Pot. Place 4 – 6 ears of corn on the cob on the steamer rack.

Instant Pot Elote Recipe: pressure cook corn on the cob in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position.

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure cook at High Pressure for 2 minutes + immediate Quick Release

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker High Pressure 2 minutes

As soon as the pressure cooking cycle ends, turn off the heat, then immediately release the pressure by turning the Venting Knob to the Venting position.

Open the lid carefully.

Instant Pot Mexican Corn: pressure cooked corn on the cob

2

Prepare Cheesy Mayo Mixture


While the corn on the cobs is pressure cooking, mix the following ingredients together in a mixing bowl:

  • cup (83g) mayonnaise
  • cup (83g) Mexican crema or sour cream
  • ½ cup (120g) crumbled cotija cheese or feta cheese
  • ⅓ cup (20g) finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • ½ teaspoon (2g) chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.4g) sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.4g) garlic powder
  • Juice from half a lime 

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn Elote: cheesy mayo sauce

3

Apply Sauce Mixture


Brush the addictively tasty cheesy mayo sauce mixture all over the corn on the cob on all sides with a basting brush. 

How to make Mexican Street Corn: brush cheesy mayo sauce on corn on the cob

4

Garnish and Serve Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn


If desired, garnish with extra crumbled cheese and chili powder.

Serve immediately with lime wedges on the side.

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Enjoy your Creamy Zesty Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn!~

Don’t feel bad if you’re tempted to lick your plates!! 😉


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  1. Just curious, here, why you would use the instant pot for the corn, since I can steam it on the range in much less time than it takes to pressurize the IP? The recipe looks great. I do have a problem with using the IP for really short cooking items like this, unless there’s a really good reason to do so. Thanks for all the fun ideas.

    1. Hi Swigs,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      The cooking time will be very similar. The only advantage is not having to watch the stove and the build in timer.
      Some of our readers are living in RVs, going to college, or wanting to free up the stovetop…etc
      We develop wide ranges of recipes so everyone can enjoy them.

      Please take care!
      Jacky

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