Green Chile Corn ~ Take that fresh corn on the cob and turn it on its ear by rolling it in spicy green chile sauce and crumbled cotija cheese.Technically, it is still summer but school has started. And once school starts that means it’s tailgating and game day season. And when it’s tailgating and game day season, that means lots and lots of gatherings with some of the best food.
I grew up in an avid football-loving house. When I was married, football and basketball became the sports to watch around here. Now, it seems I’ve picked up baseball from a friends influence. As summer creeps into fall, we finish up baseball season which blends into football season, then as footballs season winds down, we have basketball. And of course, the cycle repeats.
We get months and month of yelling at the TV screen, heated passions as bad plays or calls are made, and wounded egos when your team is bested by the rival. Conversely, months and months of cheering and screaming (Go! Go! Go!), great plays or calls made, and swollen pride in your teams’ field prowess. Even if you’re not the most avid of sports fans, it’s hard to not get in the spirit of it all. I have my favorite football teams (yes, more than one)–one even won the Big Game last year, no real alignment in basketball, and an adopted favorite in baseball–who actually have a shot at winning the big Series this year, curses be dammed. I do have a lot to look forward to this year.
This post is sponsored by Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q. As part of my on-going relationship with them, I received Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce, Sweet Black pepper Anytime Sauce, Green Chile Anytime Sauce and Bar-B-Q Rub to create recipes with and review, however all thoughts and opinions, glowing, gushing, or otherwise, are 100% my own.
When my latest package from Stubbs arrived, I was excited to discover their Green Chile Anytime Sauce inside. I’m a HUGE fan of green chile anything. Once my mind got going, I was all over the place with what I wanted to make. I consulted a friend like I normally do with a few recipe suggestions. I decided on Bar-B-Q chicken sliders would be the perfect tailgating or game day snack. But my mind wouldn’t stop thinking about that Green Chile Anytime Sauce.
Recipe for Fresh Corn on the Cob
I was at the store buying what I needed for the sliders when I spied a heaping pile of fresh locally grown corn. Recipe plans changed instantly. I quickly picked out some ears of the locally grown deliciousness and a few other items for my revamped idea. Green Chile Corn was born right there in the produce section.The Green Chile Anytime Sauce is truly a great way to add flavor to your meats and vegetables while avoiding things like artificial flavors, colors, and sweeteners. This sauce is not for the faint of heart, though. A bold mix of Hatch green chiles, garlic, and lime give this sauce an authentic Southwest kick of heat. But not at first. You instantly taste the unmistakable Hatch chile flavor, then comes the heat at the end. Bold and Spicy.
Using Cotija cheese, with its cooling properties, is the perfect companion to Stubb’s Green Chile Anytime Sauce. I added a bit of cilantro to pull the whole dish together. Delicious and messy, but absolutely perfect for tailgating, especially when you’re bound to get hot under the collar at least once during the game.
My recipe for Green Chile Corn is utterly simple, allowing you to assemble it while tailgating, having done all the prep at home. Of course, Green Chile Corn can be assembled right at home when hosting your own game day party. Either way, you’ll be happy it’s so simple, allowing you more time with your family and friends and your favorite team.
Green Chile Corn
- 6-8 ears (or any really) fresh corn, husks and silks removed
- 2-3 tsp white sugar
- 1-12 oz jar Stubb's Green Chile Anytime Sauce
- 1/2 cup cotija cheese; crumbled
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Remove the husks and silks from the corn.
Bring a large pot of water to boil.
Once the water is boiling, add the salt, a generous amount.
Add the sugar.
Place the corn into the boiling water, cover the pot, and allow the water return to a full rolling boil.
Turn off the heat and keep the pot covered, allowing the corn to 'steep' for about 5 minutes.
While the corn steeps, place the crumbled cheese on a plate and pour the sauce onto another.
One by by, remove the corn from the post, shaking off any excess water, add corn cob holders (if using) and roll it in the sauce.
Once the corn is throughly coated in the sauce, roll it in the cheese.
Sprinkle the corn with the chopped cilantro and serve immediately.
Remaining corn warm can be kept in the water for about 10 minutes without it becoming tough or overcooked.
If spicy green chiles aren’t your favorite, Stubb’s has many delicious products to kick your tailgating and game day celebrations up. I’ve used their rub on my London Broil Loaded Fries and their sauce in my Grilled Chicken and BBQ Slaw Tacos. The possibilities are endless, and of course, you can rock it old school and slather their sauces on slab of ribs. Tell me how you spice and sauce up your game days with Stubb’s in the comments below. To see more fantastic Stubb’s Sauces, Rubs, and discover more recipes, you can find them online at their Website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.