This is how to cook T Bone steak in oven to rare, medium or well done is here. How to keep it juicy and fork tender baked on a sheet pan. If you are back after reading our How to Cook Round Steak on the Stove recipe and loving that for dinner, this is another winner.
Baked T-Bone steak is easy to do, and quick as well. If you want to use your oven for veggies and meat it is all possible on sheet pans as long as you have the right timing. Get ready for a protein packed meal that is family friendly and perfect when it is too cold to grill. You can either cook frozen steak in oven or if it’s defrosted we will explain that timing here too. (affiliate links present)
T Bone Steak in Oven
Cooking a T-bone steak to the correct temperature is crucial for achieving the desired level of doneness and ensuring a delicious eating experience. Here are the recommended internal steak temperatures for perfection;
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- For a rare T-bone steak, the internal temperature should be around 125°F (52°C). At this temperature, the piece will have a deep red center and will be very tender with significant juiciness.
- Medium rare is a popular level of doneness for T-bone steaks. The internal temperature should reach approximately 135°F (57°C). At this point, the center will be pink with a slightly warm red color, and it will have a good balance of tenderness and juiciness.
- For a medium T-bone steak, aim for an internal temperature of about 145°F (63°C). This level of doneness will result in a warm pink center with a hint of red. It will still be tender and flavorful, with a slightly reduced juiciness.
- If you prefer a more well-done steak, the internal temperature should be around 155°F (68°C). The center will have a slight pinkness but will be mostly gray in color. It will be firmer and have less juiciness compared to rarer doneness levels.
- For a well-done T-bone steak, the internal temperature should reach approximately 160°F (71°C) or higher. At this temperature, the steak will be fully cooked throughout, with little to no pinkness in the center. It will be firm and have the least amount of juiciness compared to other doneness levels.
Steak in the Oven
Keep in mind that these temperature guidelines are recommendations and personal preferences may vary. Just like with our London Broil in the Oven it is essential to use an instant-read meat thermometer to accurately measure for the desired level of doneness. Also, allow the steak to rest for a few minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute before serving.
How Long to Cook T Bone Steak in Oven
Ok so everyone loves their beef a bit differently right? What I mean is my husband likes his pieces still mooing and like barely even cooked. I used to like mine totally dead, a bit dry and NO pink at all. Over the years I will admit he was right (just a bit, don’t tell him) that medium is better for texture and taste.
The best way to get it just right inside for you is to have a digital meat thermometer handy and check often. With this method it can turn from medium to medium well in just one minute so after a few you need to be careful especially if they are thin steaks.
Similar to our baked pork chops timing is KEY. You do not want to dry them out. Here there was just some simple seasonings on top and that is subjective as well. Just a bit of salt and pepper is great for some and others really want a dry rub. (like me)
T Bone Steak in Oven Well Done
If you too are one who has always asked for no pink, give it a second thought. Allow just a bit and taste the difference. I wasn’t a believer for years but when I allowed myself to have an open mind I had been doing it all wrong. I realize that now. 😉
- Line a baking sheet with foil.
- Pat pieces with paper towels to remove the water moisture from the outside.
- Coat one side of each steak with olive oil, place oil side down on the baking sheet. Coat the top with remaining oil.
- Mix together garlic powder, paprika, and rosemary and any other seasonings you like. Sprinkle on top of steaks.
- or use our steak dry rub
- Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes.
- Place the steak in the oven and
- broil for 8 minutes or until temperature is 145 degrees for medium rare
- for 12 minutes or until temperature is 160 degrees for medium well
- You don’t have to be quite as concerned with the temp. since it is beef vs. Pork Steaks in the Oven that must be high enough before being consumed.
Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy with a dollop of Cowboy Butter on top.
T Bone Steak Cooking Time
This is a very large answer with many variations. The range depends on the cooking method, thickness of your piece, whether or not it is very cold or at room temperature to cook steaks to your liking. One of the longest methods would be if you sous vide steak. Worth it to be very very juicy steak but not quick.
If you want to crisp the outside when done you’d need to cook in the oven under broil or in a skillet anyway so it is a multi step process.
If you don’t want to broil steak in oven as we suggest here you can bake at 400 instead. Sear for 1 minute on each side in a cast iron skillet and then place into your preheated oven and bake it at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes or until it reaches your preferred internal temperature.
That is very subjective depending on whom you ask. Here we share broiling instructions, baking in the oven above too but you can stick to the stove entirely. Place t-bone steak in cast iron skillet over high heat with butter and sear the steaks for 2-3 minutes on each side. Then turn heat to low and baste with the melted butter for another 3-5 minutes.
This T Bone steak recipe can be made as is or if you wanted to add
Oven Baked Steak and Vegetables
If you want to make this a complete meal you would need some veggies on your plate too right? If you are trying to eat super healthy you’d probably opt for these over our easy roll recipe (but those are incredible too).
Broiling is a fantastic way to cook vegetables, imparting them with a delicious char and bringing out their natural flavors. You just have to cut into bite size pieces, toss in a bowl with olive oil to coat and season as you wish. Then add on to the same pan or another one.
- Bell peppers intensifies their sweetness and adds a smoky flavor. Cut them into large pieces, remove the seeds and stem, and place them skin-side up under the broiler until the skin is charred and blistered. Once cooled, peel off the skin and use the roasted peppers in various dishes or enjoy them as a side.
- Zucchini and Squash broil beautifully. Slice them into long strips or rounds, brush them with oil, season with salt and pepper, and broil until they’re lightly browned and tender. They make a great addition to your dinner.
- Broiling eggplant helps transform its texture and enhances its flavor. Slice the eggplant into rounds or lengthwise, brush with oil, and broil until browned and soft. The result is a creamy and slightly smoky side dish.
- Cauliflower can be trickier as it takes longer than your meat though broiling these cruciferous vegetable brings it’s natural delightful crunch. Cut them into florets, toss with oil, salt, and pepper, and broil until they’re slightly charred and tender-crisp. Enjoy them as a side dish or incorporate them into stir-fries or grain bowls.
- Broiling asparagus gives it a beautiful char while maintaining its vibrant green color and crispness. Snap off the woody ends, toss the asparagus with oil, seasonings, and optionally, some grated Parmesan cheese, and broil until it becomes tender and slightly caramelized.
- Broiled cherry tomatoes burst with flavor, intensifying their natural sweetness. Toss them in a little oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and broil until they start to blister and release their juices. Serve them as a topping for salads, pasta, or crostini.
Your best bet on the same tray are onions, peppers, or baked frozen broccoli. Remember to keep an eye on them, as cooking times may vary depending on the size and thickness of the pieces.
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How to Cook T Bone Steak in Oven
- Pat pieces with paper towels to remove the water moisture from the outside. Line a baking sheet with foil. Coat one side of each steak with olive oil, place oil side down on the baking sheet. Coat the top with remaining oil.
- Mix together garlic powder, paprika, and rosemary and any other seasonings you like. Sprinkle on top of steaks. Or use our steak dry rub.
- Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes. Place the steak in the oven and broil for 8 minutes or until temperature is 145 degrees for medium rare – broil for 12 minutes or until temperature is 160 degrees for medium well done steaks.
- Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.