T-bone steaks are among the most-loved cuts of beef. Grilled steaks are delicious, but there are times when you may not be able to grill them. In these instances, you can cook a T-bone steak right on the stovetop.
Things You'll Need
- T-bone steak
- Heavy skillet
- Meat fork or sturdy spatula
Put a heavy-gauge pan, preferably cast iron or a type of pan with a nonstick surface, on the stove. If you're using a cast-iron frying pan, pour a couple drops of cooking oil onto a napkin or rag and rub a light coating into the pan.
Heat your skillet on the stove for three to four minutes over medium heat.
Season the T-bone steak according to your taste. Common seasonings include salt, pepper and garlic powder. You might even use a packaged steak rub or Greek seasoning to season the meat.
Place the meat in the pan. For a 1-inch steak cooked medium-well, leave it in the pan for about eight minutes on one side. (Add a minute or two if you prefer well-done steak.)
Turn the steak using a meat fork after the first eight to 10 minutes of cooking, and cook it for an additional eight to 10 minutes on the other side.
Remove the steak from the pan.
Tips & Warnings
- Steak goes well with vegetables and a starchy food like bread or potatoes.
- Add some steak sauce if desired.