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Bacon-Wrapped Corn Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Corn Recipe

After one bite of this grilled corn on the cob, you'll never go back to your old way of preparing it. The incredible flavor of roasted corn combined with bacon and chili powder is sure to please your palate and bring rave reviews at your next backyard barbecue. —Lori Bramble, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 8 large ears sweet corn, husks removed
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder


  • 1. Wrap each ear of corn with a bacon strip; place on a piece of heavy-duty foil. Sprinkle with chili powder. Wrap securely, twisting ends to make handles for turning.
  • 2. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat 20-25 minutes or until corn is tender and bacon is cooked, turning once. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 ear of corn: 210 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Bacon-Wrapped Corn

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hkarow9713 User ID: 7604678 252585
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2016

"We love corn in the cob in my family & we are now in love with this recioe. Bacon makes everything better! Lol! Definitely making again! The bacon gave it such a great added flavor."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 252180
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2016

"It was good, but really didn't think the bacon added to the flavor of the corn."

Ginny-C User ID: 8202893 249796
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2016

"Could this be done in the oven? Maybe without the foil?"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 229895
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"Good corn, although I'm not convinced the bacon really added that much flavor. Still a great way to cook corn."

randcbruns User ID: 828588 112909
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"We are HUGE bacon fans in my house, so we try to put bacon on everything. This is great but like others, it is hard to get the bacon as crispy as we like it. We have found using the least fatty bacon and microwaving it for a few minutes before putting on the corn works the best for us."

maricam3 User ID: 6535799 53100
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"I'm glad I'm not the only one who had trouble getting the bacon to be crisp. I will try jackofalltrades suggestion of microwaving the bacon before wrapping around the corn. Otherwise, super easy to make, and really, really yummy."

rinshin User ID: 1384577 129531
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"Yes, everything does taste better with bacon and some fat. I really liked this idea but improved the crispiness of bacon by taking off the aluminum foil the last 5 minutes or so to crisp up the bacon and brown up the corn as well. Before serving I drizzled some soy sauce. Yeah for the summer ideas."

Shoes58 User ID: 2519954 134785
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

"sinfully good. there is some question as to how to make the bacon a little crisper. but beyond that--Why didn't we ever do this before?!!!"

CharlotteBaillargeon User ID: 1418919 57260
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"It was sooooo good! I will try some of the ideas submitted to get the bacon crisper, though, as I am a crispy bacon lover. The taste was terrific and I will definitely make this again and add it to my "keepers"."

baconlover11 User ID: 4377062 134744
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"What a great combo....We have always enjoyed corn on the grill and this is just another great way to add something new to the BBQ."

jackofalltrades User ID: 6344852 53099
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"I read the other reviews before trying this. I cooked my bacon in the microwave until it was almost done but limp enough to wrap. The corn didn't have to be cooked as long-we like ours better that way. This was superior in taste. As much as we love spicy/hot stuff I cant believe my husband hasn't already thought of this. Keeper."

leogking User ID: 5911063 79576
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"this is a great way to enjoy corn,i changed it a little to make the bacon crisper,i peeled back the husk+wrapped the bacon onto corn +held it in place with wet tooth picks.then i grilledit till the bacon started to get crisp,then i closed the husk over all and wrapped the corn in foil and grilled for 10 min.came out top of the line for flavor.i seasoned it with onion powder and parsley .everyone went wild over the way it tasted.will continue to try with differant spices ."

recipegirl25 User ID: 5555405 41234
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"Best corn on the cob I've ever had! Bacon kept corn moist (didn't even need butter) and the chili powder seasoning gave the corn excellent flavor. My only complaint would be that the bacon wasn't crispy enough. I will definitely be making this recipe again!!"

caroljanie User ID: 4025953 110728
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"Different. Worth trying. I wish the bacon would have been crispier.

I would think any type of seansoning would work well."

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