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Flaming Hot Cheetos Elotes

Grilled corn smothered in hot cheetos dust, lime mayo, chipotle aioli and fresh cilantro.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Mains
Author: the communal feast


  • sweet corn husks removed
  • 1 bag flaming cheetos
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 limes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • fresh cilantro chopped
  • chipotle aioli


  • Preheat the BBQ to 375 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, juice from limes and minced garlic cloves. Stir until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Shuck the corn by peeling back the husk and removing all the silk. Once the BBQ is warm, spray the grill with cooking spray and a light coat on the corn. Place directly on the grill and cook flipping until all the sides have evenly charred and cooked until tender. Flip every 5 minutes or some.
  • While the corn is grilling, make the cheetos dust. Add to a food processor and blitz into a fine crumb like texture. If you don't have a food processor use a large ziplock bag and smash with a rolling pin or mallet. This will take a bit longer. Transfer to a large plate and spread evenly.
  • Once the corn is done, remove from the grill and let cool for about 2 minutes until not too hot to the touch. Generously douse the corn in the lime mayo using a brush ensuring to completely cover. Roll into the cheetos dust, use your hands to press it on if needed. Drizzle some chipotle aioli over top and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  • Serve immediately.