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Miss Bettie's Zesty Grilled Corn

Miss Bettie's Zesty Grilled Corn

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Teresa Johnson

This is my mom's recipe for grilled corn. It is tangy and spicy, and the BEST corn recipe I have ever tasted!

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  • Calories:
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 178 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Stir in mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon pepper seasoning.
  3. Place each ear of corn on a 13x12 inch piece of HEAVY DUTY aluminum foil. Drizzle with butter mixture. Wrap loosely, leaving space for the expansion of steam, and seal.
  4. Grill over medium coals for 15 to 20 minutes, or until corn is tender. Small ears will take less time, and larger ears may take more. Carefully unwrap foil, and serve.
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Nothing signals the start of summer like grilled corn on the cob! I soaked my corn first in cold water with a bit of sugar and salt for about an hour inside the husks (peeling back the husk a bit and removing a bit of the silk then putting the husk back). I put the corn in husks on the grill for 30 minutes rotating it around the coals vs. using foil. The corn cooks by steaming inside the husks. I softened the butter and added the rest of the ingredients using dijon for the prepared mustard. These definitely are tangy and spicy!

I'm nuts too...

This wasn't as "zesty" as it was cooked on the corn, BUT if you put it on the corn after grilling, it has the zing. I dipped my ham in the left over butter sauce and it was delicious! I will make this mixture with ham from now on!! Thanks Teresa!


Very good. My daugher made it and everyone liked it. I can't wait to try it on corn that is sweeter than what we had tonight!