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.
I served these burgers with oven-baked fries and Crispers that were tossed in garlic oil and fresh choppy parsley.
I use this nifty little ole burger press to make these burgers. It’s the best thing ever for stuffing burgers with just about anything you can think of!
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
- 4 3 ounce beef patties I use a Weber slider press to make perfect 2 or 3 ounce sliders
- kosher salt
- ground black pepper
- olive oil
- 2 slices cheddar cheese cut into 4 equally sized squares
- 4 slider buns
- 2 tablespoons Nancy's Special Burger sauce or more
- 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.
Nutritional values are approximate.