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Cedar Plank Southwestern Steak

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6 servings

Serve a juicy and succulent cut of meat when you make our Cedar Plank Southwestern Steak recipe. The clever plank grilling and rub give Cedar Plank Southwestern Steak a little heat and a whole lot of flavor. Try something new today with our Cedar Plank Southwestern Steak recipe.

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  • Immerse plank in water, placing a weight on top of plank to keep it submerged. Soak 4 hours. About 1-1/2 hours before ready to grill the steak, combine sugar and seasonings; rub onto both sides of steak. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
  • Heat grill to high heat. Grill steak 2 min. on each side; remove from grill. Remove plank from water; brush top of plank with oil. Top with steak. Place on grill grate; cover with lid. Reduce grill to medium heat.
  • Grill 15 min. or until steak is medium doneness (160ºF), brushing with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce after 10 min. Remove steak from grill; discard plank. Cover steak loosely with foil; let stand 5 min.
  • Cut steak across the grain into thin slices. Serve with remaining barbecue sauce.

Special Equipment Needed

Cooking Know-How

UNTREATED cedar planks, which are sold for this purpose, can be found at most specialty food stores or some grocery or hardware stores. During cooking, check periodically to make sure that the plank is not on fire. Since the plank can ignite when exposed to flames, it is best to keep a spray bottle of water close at hand if needed to extinguish any flames.

Searing Steak on Grill

Searing the steak a few minutes on the grill before placing it on the plank gives it the traditional grill marks, which helps prevent the meat from looking and tasting steamed.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with hot grilled corn on the cob.


The cedar plank can be soaked up to 24 hours before using as directed.


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious
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Nutrition Bonus

Using lean meat, a good source of iron in this recipe, is a great way to help your family eat right without sacrificing flavor.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 260
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 350mg
Carbohydrate 18g
Dietary fiber 0.7592g
Sugars 15g
Protein 19g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from We grilled this last night and it was wonderful! We grilled this last night and it was wonderful! We have never used the cedar planks so I soaked them for probably 24 hours just in case. The steak was so tender and juicy. I do have to say that I completely forgot about the barbeque sauce until we were halfway through dinner but I'm not sure you need it. The spices gave it just the right flavor.
Date published: 2008-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made up the rub ahead of time, but after I rubbed the steaks, we decided to save it for the next... Made up the rub ahead of time, but after I rubbed the steaks, we decided to save it for the next night. I don't know why they said not to leave the rub on for more than 2 hours. We ended up with steak that you could cut with a fork. Absolutely AMAZING!!! Flavor of the steak was not overwhelmed by the seasoning or sauce.
Date published: 2009-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This tastes amazing! This tastes amazing!! We used mesquite flavored chips instead since that is what we had in our charcoal grill at the time. We will definitely be making this again very soon.
Date published: 2009-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was delicious. This was delicious. The flavors blend nicely together. The only problem I had was finding cedar planks. When I did find them, they cost as much as the steak.
Date published: 2010-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Amazing! All of the comments are right on. We did not use the cedar plank and we did leave the seasoning rub on the whole day. Mouth watering!
Date published: 2010-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The flavor of this was delicious. The flavor of this was delicious. However, you MUST have a grill w/ an open flame (i.e. gas or charcoal) for the cedar plank to work well. I will probably make again but just not use the plank.
Date published: 2007-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! Delicious! My husband (who is a very picky eater) and boys can't eat this fast enough. I've had to double the recipe they like it so much. However, I only use 1/2 tsp chili powder
Date published: 2008-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of our favorite grilling recipes. This is one of our favorite grilling recipes. So easy and so flavor full.
Date published: 2009-05-28
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