As spring gets into full swing and summer approaches, we’re starting to plan more barbecues, family picnics, and meals that require creative sides or unique dishes that lend themselves nicely to pot-luck-style situations.
Over the years I have really start to enjoy smoking and grilling vegetables.
Sure meat is in my smoker more than anything else, but there are times that I smoke some vegetables and have had some tasty results!
Bacon-wrapped corn on the cob is so good, it’s practically a meal all by itself.
The saltiness of bacon brings out the sweetness in corn, and grilling adds mellow smokiness.
Make this BBQ corn on the cob and you’ll be in crunchy, bacon wrapped heaven on earth.
What you need to make Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Corn on the Cob
This recipe from Allrecipes is a delicious way to enjoy fresh corn with an irresistible combination of smokey and sweet flavors.
- 10 ears corn, husked and cleaned
- Cajun seasoning to taste
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 (1 pound) package sliced bacon
- 10 12×8-inch sheets aluminum foil
- Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
- Sprinkle each ear of corn with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper, and wrap each ear with 2 slices of bacon, covering the ear as completely as possible. (A big ear might need 3 pieces of bacon.) Wrap the ears in aluminum foil, twisting the ends tightly to seal.
- Place the wrapped corn on the preheated grill, and grill on high heat until the corn is hot, about 10 minutes per side. Turn the heat to Low, and grill the corn until the bacon is cooked and the corn is tender, about 45 minutes.
My dad has been cooking corn on the grill this way for years!
You don’t have to use the seasoning if you don’t like it. The bacon flavors the corn really well. Delicious.
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