Learn How to Grill a T-Bone Steak with easy steps and simple ingredients. T-Bone steak is delicious on the grill and the perfect summertime meat.
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Grilled T-Bone Steak Recipe:
Grilled T-Bone Steak is a delicious cut of meat that grills perfectly. All you need is a heated grill and simple seasoning and the results are a juicy, thick cut of meat. We love to grill and grilling steaks are one of our favorites.
Grilling out makes dinnertime a breeze. I can easily cook steaks, chicken, or pork chops with minimal ingredients. It doesn’t heat up my kitchen and everything from the vegetables to the main dish can be cooked on the grill.
Summertime is my favorite time of year. My boys love when I make steaks. T-Bone steaks are their favorite. We add a side of bake potatoes and grilled vegetables in a foil pack.
- Large T-Bone Steaks (1 ½ inch thick)
- Seasoning of your Choice
How to Grill a T-Bone Steak:
- Step 1 – Room Temperature Steak – Let the steak sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
- Step 2 – Prepare Grill – Preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 400-450 degrees F). Prepare a high heat section of the grill and a low heat section of the grill.
- Step 3 – Oil Grates – Rub the oil on both sides of the steak and season it based on your preference.
- Step 4 – Begin Grilling Steaks – Place the short loin steaks on the grill over direct heat. Sear the steaks for 3-4 minutes per side until browned.
- Step 5 – Cook Steaks – Then move the steaks to the low heat side of the grill. Cover and cook the steaks until the steak reaches your ideal doneness level based on how you prefer your steaks to be cooked. The internal temperature of the steaks are listed in the notes based on how you like your steak prepared.
- Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Remove the steak from the grill. Make a foil tent over the steak for 5-10 minutes and then the steak is ready to serve and enjoy!
How Long to Grill a T-Bone Steak:
The length of time it takes to grill steaks depends on done you want your steak. It is important that the grill is heated to medium high heat and oil the grates. This helps the steak to have a crispy texture and to prevent the steak from sticking.
You will sear the steaks initially for about 3 minutes on each side over direct heat. Then move the steaks to indirect heat and continue cooking until how done or how pink you want the center to be.
It usually takes about a total of about 10 minutes to cook you steak.
What’s the Internal Cooking Temperature for a T-Bone Steak?
The best way to test for doneness is by inserting an instant read meat thermometer into the thickest part of the steak. Do this through the side, not the top of the steak.
- Rare – 120F, cool to warm red center
- Medium Rare – 130F, Warm red center
- Center is Medium – 140F, Hot pink center
- Medium Well – 150F, Mostly brown center
- Well Done – 160F, full brown in color
Cooking time will vary will depend on how done you want your steak.
What’s the difference between a Porterhouse and a T-Bone?
Porterhouse and T-Bone is basically cut of meat. But the porterhouse has more of a fillet than T-Bone. Porterhouse is usually more expensive than the T-Bone.
If I find that the Porterhouse and T-Bone is about the same price, I will choose the porterhouse. It is the better cut of meat. If you get your meat from a meat market ask them to cut it so you get more of the fillet.
What to Serve with Steak?
The options are endless to serve with steaks. These are some of my favorites.
- Grilled Zucchini in Foil – Zucchini grilled in foil is a simple and easy side dish that is great paired with many different meats. We love cooking our veggies in foil as it cooks the vegetables tender and tons of smoky flavor.
- Grilled Mushrooms – I love this mushrooms recipe. The mushrooms are cooked directly on the grill with the skewers. These are the perfect mushrooms to serve over the top.
- Grilled Sweet Potatoes – Sweet Potatoes are one of our favorite side dishes. This healthy vegetable cooks perfectly on the grill without a lot of work.
- More Side Dishes for Steak
Tips for Grilling T-Bone Steaks:
- Meat Thermometer – The best way to test for doneness is by inserting an instant read thermometer into the thickest part of the steak. Do this through the side, not the top of the steak.
- Cut of Meat Variations – You can use any type of steak for this recipe. You can cook a filet mignon, NY York Strip Steaks, ribeye or a sirloin.
- Cooking Steaks – Allow the steaks to sear for a few minutes and them move to the indirect heat. Cook the steaks until the steaks are cooked to the temperature you prefer.
- Butter – We always recommend topping the steaks with a little butter. You can even do a garlic butter which adds so much flavor.
- Dry Steaks – If you need to make sure you steaks are dry and ready to cook, dry with a paper towel.
- Room Temperature – All the steaks to be at room temperature before placing on the grill.
- Preparing Grill – When preparing the grill, you want one side of the grill to be high heat for searing T-bone steak. The other side to be at a low heat so you can continue to cook steaks at a low temperature.
- Oil Grates – Prepare the grill by oil the grates and make sure to season the steaks before grilling.
- Rest steaks – We recommend after grilling the steaks to allow the steaks to rest before slicing. This locks in the moisture to make a juicy steaks, tender and delicious.
Can I Cook T-Bone Steak on a skillet?
Yes, you can cook this T-Bone Steak on a skillet over high heat. We recommend to cook in a hot skillet. We like to use a cast iron skillet but any skillet will work. Cooking in a cast iron skillet is similar to cook on a Blackstone Griddle or a Gas Grill.
We still recommend pan searing the steak in skillet over high heat. Then turn the stove top to low heat and continue cooking until the temperature you prefer.
How to Season T-Bone Steak:
T-Bone Steak doesn’t need a lot of seasoning. Just some simple kosher salt and black pepper is usually enough. But feel free to add what you prefer.
We love to top with some garlic butter when the steaks are done cooking. Serve with grilled mushrooms and onions as amazing side or serve over top of the steaks.
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How to Grill a T-Bone Steak
- 2 Large T-Bone Steaks 1 ½ inch thick
- 1 Tablespoon Oil
- Seasoning of your Choice
- Let the steak sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 400-450 degrees F). Prepare a high heat section of the grill and a low heat section of the grill.
- Rub the oil on both sides of the steak and season it based on your preference.
- Place the steaks on the grill over direct heat. Sear the steaks for 3-4 minutes per side until browned.
- Then move the steaks to the low heat side of the grill. Cover and cook the steaks until the steak reaches your ideal doneness level based on how you prefer your steaks to be cooked. The internal temperature of the steaks are listed in the notes based on how you like your steak prepared.
- Remove the steak from the grill. Make a foil tent over the steak for 5-10 minutes and then the steak is ready to serve and enjoy!
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