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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.

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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
  • Diabetes Center

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.

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