Mexican Corn Bake

Yesterday we celebrated Independence Day by having some close friends and family over after the local parade for lunch and to hang by our pool.  It’s become somewhat of a tradition.  I decided to try out a new recipe on everyone. It was a hit!  There wasn’t a lick of it left in the pan, so I knew I needed to share it with you today on Meals 4 Sharing Fridays!

 

 

First I need to share my beef brisket saga with you…..

You better have a sit for this one….

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Looks delicious no?!  Have you ever made brisket?  It’s a piece of meat that needs to be reckoned with.  It needs time, lots of time, low and slow is the way to go.  So I had planned on putting the oven brisket in at 1am, I had 16 pounds of brisket so I thought it would need approximately 8-9 hours, that would put us at 10 am.  My plan was to cut up the brisket put it in a “meat to be reckoned with” sized crock pot and head to the parade then we could eat as soon as we returned, around noon.

I fell asleep reading and never put the meat in the oven….until my alarm went off at 6:30am and I woke with a start, jolted out of bed and hollered “DA MEAT!!”.  Kenny was like who what huh huh huh!.  It’s a disaster I whined, we have 40 people coming over for lunch and no meat to eat, help meh, help meh.  What to do?  What to do?  I googled brisket…twas no help.  In desperation I tweeted Ree to see if she had any answers since it was her recipe. She pretty much said I was hosed, in a nice way of course.  I decided to amp up the oven to 400 degrees and then turn it down to 300 after an hour, and then push back lunch an hour or so.  It worked!!  The meat was perfect, and there wasn’t a dern scrap left!  7 hours total the brisket baked, I prayed pretty hard and trusted God would help me out… I’m calling this the Miracle of Da Meat. It will be added to the newest new testament (NNTV) soon, I’m sure of it.

 

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Ok now back to the real story….

My oldest daughter and I love Mexican Corn or Elote which translates to corn on the cob.  One problem is that Ainslie has braces and this makes for disastrous corn on the cob consumption, and I can tend to be a nightmare when it comes to eating corn on the cob, especially when it’s slathered with mayonnaise, cheese and spices, I’m a messy eater.  Recently Ainslie cut the corn off the cob and mixed it with all the mexican toppings….that’s when this recipe came to me WHa-BAM!  Why not cut the corn from the cob before cooking mix it with all the condiments that Mexican corn is eaten with and bake it?! Voila!  Easy to eat mexican corn.

I was thinking the recipe might need tweaking a bit, but everyone said NO, it’s perfect don’t change a thing….and it was all gone in a matter of minutes, there was nary a kernel left in the pan, so I decided to take the advice of friends and family and not change a thing!  I also thought I’d better share it with you real quick like, so you too can enjoy the delicacy of the Mexican Corn Bake many much times this summer….

Yes I said many much.  Don’t question my grammar…just make this corn, it’s good, real good.

 

IMG_7913Here is most everything you will need.  The red onion was shy and did not want to be photographed today so I let her sit this one out.  I’m not one to argue with an onion.

 

IMG_7908You’ll want to start with 10 ears of corn.

 

IMG_7910Cut it clean off the cob.

 

 

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Add in finely diced red onion, red pepper, and  jala-peh-no.

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Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning is the key to this dish.  I’m telling you, you need to find this stuff.

 

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Mix together mayonnaise, fresh squeezed lime juice, lime zest, smoked paprika (this adds that smokey grill cooked flavor), and Mrs Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning.

 

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Mix the sauce in to the corn, making sure that the corn is completely covered with the sauce.

 

IMG_7920Crumble in half of the cheese.  If you can’t find Queso Fresco cheese I think finely shredded Monterey Jack would work too. Now pour it in a 9×13 pan dob 1/2 stick of butter over the top, crumble remaining 3 ounces of cheese over top and sprinkle with an additional 1/2 teaspoon give or take of Mrs. Dash, pop in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

 

 

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There she is…come to momma!

 

 

 

I look forward to corn on the cob all year long, I can’t get enough of it!  What summer fresh vegetable can’t you wait to have when it’s in season?

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Theres’s my pretty plate. Nummy for my tummy!

Ribbet collage

4th of July 2013

TIME TO LINK UP!!  If you have a recipe from your blog you want to share link up below or if you don’t have a blog well then tell us all about it in the comments!

Much Luv, Sheila

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Comments

  1. 1

    looks good! I love “mexican cheesy corn”! I know I’ll love this!
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    Carrie :

    Everything looks DELICIOUS!! I’m so glad to hear your brisket situation worked out. :) Love your pics from the day…looks like fun had by all. We weren’t sitting too far away from you guys at the parade!
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      Sheila :

      Carrie, that’s so funny! There are so many people that it’s hard to take it all in, at least it wasn’t as hot this year ; ) Sheila

  3. 3

    Drooling! Need to make that! Do you find your queso fresco at meijer, or elsewhere? Supermercado?

    • 3.1
      Sheila :

      Chellie, yes I got it at Meijer, in the cheese area that’s up front (in the Jenison store). xoxo Sheila

  4. 4

    Yum! I’ve never done a corn bake. Looks like I’m missing out! Your holiday looks like it was a good one!!
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  5. 5

    That looks insanely delicious! I even have the Fiesta Lime in the cupboard!!
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  6. 6

    Oh my word, Sheila; this is the recipe I’ve been waiting for! I love corn in casseroles, and this takes it to a new level! Also, I’m super excited to hear that Mrs. Dash makes a Fiesta Lime seasoning! Can’t wait to get it! By the way, I’ve substituted feta cheese for queso fresco in a couple recipes, with really nice results. Maybe just a little less, since feta can be strong.
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      Sheila :

      Karin, I wondered about Feta…good to know that you have substituted, the texture is definitely for the same. xoxox Sheila

  7. 7

    I think we’ve all done this with a dish and haven’t had your success. well done!

    Your Mexican corn bake sounds (and looks) fantastic. I’m dying to try it.
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  8. 8

    Um, I could eat an entire container of this mexican corn bake! Can’t wait to try this recipe! I hope you had a wonderful 4th!

  9. 9

    Wow, thought I was wasting time surfing the net, and found this! My corn loving braces girl will love this, too!

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      Sheila :

      I’m so glad you found this! Not sure I will ever eat it off the cob again, this way is so delicious and easy to eat! Enjoy!

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    Ashley P :

    Yum! I think I’ll try adding some shredded chicken and make a meal of it! :)

  11. 11

    This looks really yummy! I thing I’ll try it for our next friends potluck. Luv Ya Mom

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