BBQ Grilled Corn on the Cob

by Erin

BBQ doesn’t just have to go on your proteins, slather it over your vegetables too! Can’t beat this BBQ grilled corn on the cob.

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I say this every year, but my favorite way to cook corn is on the grill. Just soak it in water for 30 minutes with the husks still on, throw them on the grill and rotate them until done. There is an extra bit of flavor you get from cooking them this way that you won’t from boiling or baking.

I feel the same way about grilled potatoes. Heck, have you ever tried a smoked potatoes recipe? You may never go back to baked.

That smoky flavor is especially wonderful when paired with some BBQ butter! Simply blend BBQ rub into butter and spread that onto your grilled corn on the cob for a perfectly easy summer side (and don’t forget the corn holders like I did, haha).

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Now get some more recipes on your menu for Memorial Weekend by checking the list below!

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Two years ago: Gluten-Free Pop Rocks Brownies (aka Doc Brownies)

Three year ago: Weekly Meal Plan: May 23-29

Four years ago: Grilled S’mores Packets

Five years ago: Michael Symon’s Spicy 50/50 Burger

Six years ago: Almond Toffee Applesauce Bread


Serves 8


8 large ears of corn, husks on and soaked in water for 30 minutes

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/4 cup BBQ dry rub seasoning


  1. Prepare your grill on medium/high heat (400-450 F).
  2. In a small bowl, blend together the butter and BBQ rub.
  3. Remove corn from water, place on the grill, close lid, and cook for approximately 20 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes, until the corn husks are charred. Remove from grill, allow to cool 5 minutes before peeling slathering with BBQ butter, and serving. Sprinkle with more seasoning if desired.

Source: Adapted from my Grilled Garlic & Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin with Corn Salsa.

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Jennifer Rae Osterholt May 22, 2019 - 3:08 pm

I love grilling season. Can’t wait to try this corn on the cob recipe!

Susan May 22, 2019 - 11:00 am

This sounds like a great way to do corn, with or without corn holders (???? – not sure if we even still have our corn holders…). Just curious to know if there is a particular type/brand of BBQ seasoning you use – I’ve never bought anything like that before.

spiffycookie May 22, 2019 - 1:24 pm

No I honestly don’t know what brand I have right now. Just any dry BBQ rub.

Ellen May 22, 2019 - 6:04 am

We love corn on the cob but never grill it. Definitely trying this the next time we fire up the grill.


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