How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove

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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
  • Stove
  • Heavy skillet
  • Seasonings
  • Meat fork or sturdy spatula
How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove
How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove (Image: James Goodwin)

Cooking a T-bone Steak on the Stove

Step 1

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.

How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove
How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove (Image: James Goodwin)

Step 2

Heat your skillet on the stove for three to four minutes over medium heat.

How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove
How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove (Image: James Goodwin)

Step 3

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.

How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove
How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove (Image: James Goodwin)

Step 4

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.)

How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove
How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove (Image: James Goodwin)

Step 5

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.

How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove
How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove (Image: James Goodwin)

Step 6

Remove the steak from the pan.

How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove
How to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Stove (Image: James Goodwin)

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Tips & Warnings

  • Steak goes well with vegetables and a starchy food like bread or potatoes.
  • Add some steak sauce if desired.

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