Bacon Wrapped Corn On The Cob

Food Network Magazine July 2013

Cover recipe – Food Network Magazine
, Bacon Wrapped Corn: July 2013

There’s one thing that I’m constantly seeking inspiration for, and that’s side dishes. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut fixing the same sides over and over again. So to spice things up a little I like browsing through magazines like the Food Network Magazine, to gain ideas on how I can liven up our usual side dish fare.

While checking out at the grocery store the other day, my attention was grabbed by this month’s issue of the Food Network Magazine. Three scrumptious looking ears of fresh corn called my name, specifically the center ear that was wrapped in thick crunchy bacon strips. Of course the Buffalo Blue Cheese and Manchego Smoked Paprika versions sounded equally as delicious.

I’m a full believer, however, that bacon can make just about anything better. So to test my theory out I picked up the issue, grabbed a package of bacon and some fresh corn on the cob, and went home to sample some Bacon Wrapped Corn. Read my notes below to see what I thought of this recipe.

Bacon Wrapped Corn

Print Print Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Corn On The Cob

Yield: 4 ears

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 40 mins


4 ears of fresh corn
6 slices bacon
fresh cracked pepper, to taste


1. Peel back the corn husks, remove silk strings and rinse corn under cold water.
2. Wrap 2 pieces of bacon around each ear of corn.
3. Grill the corn over medium-high heat, turning once, for about 15-30 minutes or until bacon is cooked crisp.


The original recipe says to wrap each ear of corn with foil, but I found this made the bacon soggy and didn't allow it to cook crisply. So I removed the foil and just allowed the corn to cook openly on the grill until the bacon was cooked to my desired crispness.

Source: Food Network Magazine

The results:

With some minor tweaks to the cooking method the corn turned out really well. The recipe originally called for wrapping the ears of corn in foil, but I found the bacon wasn’t cooking crisply enough. So I removed the foil and just allowed the corn to cook openly on the grill until the bacon was cooked to my desired crispness. This took about an extra 15 minutes than the original 15 cooking time suggested in the recipe. The corn came out with a really delicious smoky flavor from the bacon, and while the bacon didn’t stay prettily wrapped around the corn while eating it, it still gave a nice flavor addition to each bite.

Did this recipe deserve the cover spotlight?

I would definitely serve this variation of corn on the cobb to company! With just a minor tweak to the cooking method it produced a really delicious side dish that will have you wanting more than just one. Plus, the crisp bacon layer makes for a really nice presentation!

Lori is the founder of She's a professional recipe developer and food writer, and she's the author of The Recipe Girl Cookbook (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: April 2013). Beyond food, Lori enjoys traveling, being outdoors, running, and maybe even singing a little karaoke. The mountains near Lake Tahoe are home for Lori and her husband of 18 years. They have an 12 year-old son who blogs at

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9 Responses to “Mexican (Avocado) Hot Dog”

  1. 1

    Kendall — July 12, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    YUM! I have been meaning to try this one out. I did make the other hot dog on the cover with pineapple and housin sauce – it was wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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    Amanda — July 13, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    Oh yum, avocado and hot dogs, can’t go wrong with that combo! :)

  3. 3

    Maria — July 13, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    Love the avocado topping!

  4. 4

    Jenny Flake — July 13, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    I could go for this dog today, looks great!!

  5. 5

    Nancy L — July 16, 2011 @ 12:51 am

    Oh yeah, avocado on a hot dog!!

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    grace — July 17, 2011 @ 2:22 am

    this is most definitely my kind of hot dog, all the way down to your awesome generousness with the cheese and avocado! :)

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    Cookin' Canuck — July 18, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    What a fun take on a hot dog. Very creative! I’ll have to check out this issue.

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    Denise Fairley — March 27, 2014 @ 8:34 pm

    I live in NYC. Can’t find Cotija cheese ANYWHERE! Have any suggestions!
    Denise Fairley

    • Lori Lange replied: — April 8th, 2014 @ 10:36 am

      Not sure- probably best to call around and ask if they carry it.

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