Up Your Charcoal Grill Game With This Street Corn Recipe!

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Turn your propane or natural gas Cal Flame grill into a charcoal grill or smoker with this removable charcoal tray.

Removable Charcoal Tray turns part of your Cal Flame grill into a charcoal and gas grill. Load removable tray with charcoal of your choice. The gas burner lights the charcoal, conveniently giving you the taste of charcoal grilled food. Once coals are hot, turn the burners off and cook like a non-gas grill.

There are many benefits of grilling corn with the husk on a Cal Flame Charcoal Grill. First, this makes meal prep easier. Second, corn is tender and creates a smoky grass aroma. Try out the recipe below!


  • 6 medium fresh ears of corn
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (from 1 medium lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup crumbled cotija cheese (Parmesan will work if you can’t find cotija)
  • 1 medium lime, cut into wedges, for serving


  1. Prepare your charcoal tray and turn on grill.
  2. While the grill heats, place the mayonnaise, crema or sour cream, lime juice, chili powder, and cumin in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Transfer this sauce into a tall, narrow drinking glass. Put the cotija on a large plate.
  3. Place corn directly on the Charcoal or the V-Grate Rack.
  4. Turn occasionally until the corn is cooked through. It should take about 15 minutes.
  5. Wait until the exterior turns completely black. At that point, the interior should be steamed and moist. Husk the corn, be careful not to burn yourself.
  6. Hold the drinking glass of sauce at an angle, then dip a cooled ear of corn into the mixture, turning the cob to coat completely. Hold the cob over the glass and shake gently to let the excess sauce drip back into the glass.
  7. Roll the dipped cob in the crumbled cheese to coat completely. Place on a serving platter.
  8. Enjoy!

Enjoy the flavor of charcoal as often as you want on your gas grill.

Head over to Quick BBQ Parts to get your charcoal tray now and get ready to eat authentic Elote with your loved ones in the comfort of your own backyard.

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