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Cedar-Planked Southwestern Steak

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6 servings

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.

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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.

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.


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


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious
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  • Carb Choices: 1 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Carbohydrate
  • 3 Meat (L)
  • 2 Fat

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 270
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 390mg
Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 17g
Protein 27g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 20 %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.

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