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Bacon Wrapped Corn Skewers

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Take your grilling game to the next level with these incredible bacon-wrapped corn skewers. With just a few simple steps, you’ll create a delicious side dish that is a bacon lover’s dream! Start with thin-cut bacon, as it cooks at the same rate as the corn and will crisp up nicely.

bacon wrapped corn

Ingredients for Bacon-Wrapped Corn Skewers:

  • Corn on the cob: about eight ears of corn
  • Bacon, 2 pounds
  • Chili powder, mild American variety
  • Black pepper
  • 16 bamboo skewers (or metal skewers)
  • 16-32 toothpicks
  • Aluminum foil
  • BBQ Sauce (optional)

Assembling your Corn Skewers:

  • Soak the skewers and toothpicks in tepid water for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your grill to 375 degrees F or medium-high heat.
  • Shuck corn and cut off each end then cut each corn cob in half. 
  • Slice one section of corn onto one skewer halfway through. 
  • To assemble your corn skewers: take a strip of bacon and do an initial measurement. Wrap it around the cob with 1 1/2 inches to spare. The bacon will shrink as it cooks, so make allowances for this. 
  • Now, take three slices of bacon and cut them to the right measurement. Lay them flat and season with some chili powder and black pepper. Roll cobs and secure with 1-2 toothpicks. Trim away any torn edges. Repeat the process for the remaining corn cobs.
Bacon Wrapped Corn on Skewers
Bacon Wrapped Corn on Skewers

Grilling:

  • Place bacon-wrapped corn skewers on the grill and set strips of aluminum foil under the exposed skewer portion. 
  • Cook corn for 15-17 minutes total, rotating every 4 minutes. Watch for flare-ups and adjust the heat of your grill accordingly. Brush on BBQ sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking (optional)
  • TIP: Place a piece of aluminum foil on the grill, under the skewer ends. This will prevent them from burning. Or, use metal skewers!
  • Once the bacon has cooked through and is a dark golden brown color, the corn skewers are done.
  • Remove the bacon-wrapped corn skewers from the grill and place them onto a serving platter. Let them stand for a few minutes. Gently remove the toothpicks and serve.
bacon wrapped corn

Smoking:

Yes, you can smoke this bacon-wrapped corn in any smoker or pellet grill.

  • Preheat your smoker or pellet grill to 250°F.
  • Prepare corn according to the instructions.
  • Place the corn skewers directly on the cooking grates (the upper rack is fine).
  • Smoke for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The bacon should be cooked completely through and the corn kernels soft.

Serve these Corn Skewers with:

bacon wrapped corn

Bacon Wrapped Corn Skewers

This is an easy recipe for preparing bacon wrapped corn on the grill. By cutting the corn in half and using a skewer, it makes it easier to move them around the grill, and easier to eat. Make sure not to buy a thick cut bacon, but one that is thinner and pliable.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 1099kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ears of corn, shucked and cut in half
  • 2 pounds bacon
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 16 bamboo skewers
  • 16-32 toothpicks
  • Aluminum foil
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce optional

Instructions

  • Soak skewers and toothpicks in tepid water for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill for medium high heat.
  • Shuck corn and cut each ear in half. Cut away the edges to make corn pieces more uniform in shape.
  • Place one piece of corn onto one skewer; about halfway through. If skewers are too long, cut away or break off a few inches from the bottom.
  • Take a strip of bacon out and do an initial measurement. Wrap it around the cob with 1 1/2 inches to spare. The bacon will shrink as it cooks, so make allowances for this. Now, take 3 slices or so, cut to the right measurement. Lay them flat and season with some chili powder and black pepper. Begin rolling cobs and secure with 1-2 toothpicks. Cut away any torn edges. Repeat process for the remaining corn cobs.
  • Place bacon wrapped corn skewers on grill and set strips of aluminum foil under exposed skewer portion. This will prevent them for burning up too quickly. Cook corn for 15-17 minutes total, rotating every 4 minutes or so. Watch for flare-ups and adjust heat accordingly. Brush on BBQ sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking (optional)
  • Once the bacon has cooked through and has a nice brown color, remove corn from the grill, place onto a large platter or cookie sheet, and serve.

Notes

Photo by: Sabrina Baksh

Nutrition

Calories: 1099kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 114g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 51g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 469IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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