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Cedar-Planked Southwestern Steak

Cedar-Planked Southwestern Steak recipe
photo by:kraft
Steak grills up juicy and succulent when you use this clever plank method and our mouthwatering rub. It's a smart choice that carries a little heat and a lot of flavor.
15 min
4 hr 39 min
6 servings
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What You Need

 untreated cedar plank (14x7x1 inch)
Tbsp.  brown sugar
tsp.  chili powder
tsp.  ground cumin
tsp.  garlic powder
tsp.  salt
tsp.  pepper
 boneless beef sirloin steak (1-1/2 lb.)
Tbsp.  oil
cup  KRAFT or BULL'S-EYE Original Barbecue Sauce, divided

Make It

IMMERSE plank in water, placing a weight on top of plank to keep it submerged. Soak at least 4 hours or overnight. Meanwhile, mix sugar and seasonings; rub onto both sides of steak. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 2 hours.

HEAT grill to high heat. Grill steak 2 min. on each side; remove from grill. Remove plank from water; brush top with oil. Top with steak. Place on grate of grill; cover with lid. Reduce grill to medium heat.

GRILL 15 min. or until medium doneness (160ºF), brushing steak with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce for the last 5 min. of grilling time. Remove steak from grill; discard plank. Cover steak loosely with foil; let stand 5 min. Cut steak into thin slices. Serve with remaining barbecue sauce.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

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 grilled corn on the cob.
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