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Bacon Wrapped Corn on Skewers

Bacon Wrapped Corn on Skewers

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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 about 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 and straggling edges Continue doing this for the remaining 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.
  • Once the bacon has cooked through and is nice and brown, remove from grill and place onto a large platter or cookie sheet. Let stand a few minutes and serve.