Cedar-Planked Beef Sliders

Grilling salmon on cedar planks is a pretty common thing. I’m not sure why I never thought about cooking burgers on them too, though. Bobby Flay thought about it. That means I had to make them too. These cedar-planked beef sliders were amazingly good.

The cedar adds just a bit of a twist to the burgers. They smell absolutely fantastic when cooking. The cedar flavor in the meat isn’t overwhelming. It’s there, though. It’s definitely something different and it adds a bit of a ‘wow’ factor to your cookout. I also browned my slider buns over the cedar for a little extra cedar flavor.

Cedar-Planked Beef SlidersI served these burgers with oven-baked fries and Crispers that were tossed in garlic oil and fresh choppy parsley.

Cooking on cedar planks can really change the ordinary into something special, which is why I do it often. Check out my other cedar plank recipes: creamy mashed potatoes, Cajun mashed potatoes, Twinkies, chorizo portabellos, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, shrimp and grits and spicy grilled shrimp.

Cedar-Planked Beef Sliders

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 cedar plank
  • 4 3 ounce beef patties I use a Weber slider press to make perfect 2 or 3 ounce sliders
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese cut into 4 equally sized squares
  • 4 slider buns
  • 2 tablespoons or more Nancy's Special Burger sauce
  • Salt pepper and olive oil


  • Soak the cedar plank in water for 2 hours.
  • Fire up your grill for direct and indirect cooking.
  • Season the beef with salt and pepper.
  • Place plank over direct heat for 2 minutes. Flip and heat another 2 minutes. Brush top of plank with olive oil and place over indirect heat.
  • Place burgers over direct heat and cook for 3 minutes. Flip and cook another 3 minutes.
  • Transfer burgers to plank. Add cheese and cook until done, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile toast the buns as desired. (I browned them on the plank)
  • Slather buns with burger sauce. Add patties and serve.