T-bone steak is a marbled and flavorful beef cut that serves as a great main course for family dinners, holidays, and backyard cookouts. I love to prepare T-bone steak in the oven. The cooking temp I like to use is 400 degrees. The control of cooking time is important to get the desired doneness. So the question is this. How long to cook T-bone steak in oven at 400 degrees? In this post, I like to share this answer and tips to cook a delectable oven-baked T-bone.
It takes 20 minutes to cook T-bone steak in the oven at 400 degrees to perfection. Perfection in this case means medium-well doneness for the T-bone steak which is achieved as t-bone hits an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. At this doneness, the steak boasts a crispy exterior and a tender and uniformly cooked meat. For medium-rare doneness, let the T-bone steak bake for 18 minutes to hit 135 degrees F. If you prefer well-done T-bone steak, cook it for 22 minutes or until it reaches an internal temp of 155-160 degrees F. You can check the temperature with an instant-read thermometer to ensure the final result lives up to your expectations.
T-bone steak can be also cooked at 425 degrees in the oven for 16 minutes. This delivers a deeply caramelized and crunchy crust, and a juicy meat with a pink touch in the middle. It’s not our favorite meat roast temp, but when we crave an insanely crispy steak, we go for it. The disadvantage of 425 degrees is that you can’t make the meat uniformly cooked. Well, you can try by letting the steak cook for longer, but it will make the crust too brown, tough and dry. The smell of burnt food may result and overpower the savory flavor of the meat, making it unappetizing. That being said, if you don’t like pink meat, go for either 400 or 350 degrees. At 350 degrees, the T-bone steak will need to bake for 30 minutes in the oven. At the end of the cook time, the t-bone steak will be extremely tender on the inside and barely crispy on the outside.
T-bone steak is best cooked at 400 degrees. It comes out succulent, fall-off-the-bone tender and evenly cooked. If you prefer extra crispy steaks, use the 425 degrees option. It’s also the best temperature in terms of cooking time. So if you are in a hurry, 425 F is your savior.
Here’s the recipe for cooking t-bone steak in the oven.
You can get the T-bone cook faster by exposing it to the forced air of the convection fan. Besides offering shorter cooking time, the fan cooks the steak more evenly. Although it’s technically possible, do not separate the T-bone steak into two pieces of meat to make them bake faster. The bone should stay in place because it has an essential role in conducting the heat to each meaty side and adding flavor to them.
Given its flavourful bone, T-bone steak is so appetizing and delicious that it hardly needs anything alongside. However, if you look for a hearty and well-balanced meal, we are glad to suggest you some side dishes. Veggies are always welcome to a steak party. Whether they are fresh, pickled or roasted, they will complete the T-bone steak excellently. Some fancy dishes you can try include parmesan-coated spinach, broccolini with mustard sauce and almonds, bacon-wrapped asparagus, and honey glazed carrots. Don’t avoid the classic side dishes too. In spite of their simplicity, they will go a long way in making your steak more inviting and filling. Some no-fail options include baked beans, roasted potatoes, mac and cheese, and creamy corn pudding.
The seasoning I like to use for my T-bone steak is rosemary, paprika and minced garlic. But I will first sprinkle olive oil, salt and pepper on the steak first, then I place the T-bone steak into the seasoning mix. With this seasoning, I will end up with a aromatic and tasty oven-baked steak.
Yes, T-bone steak is really good! There’s the reason why it is so expensive. The meat is really tender and flavorful and if cooked the right way, you will feel like heavens biting into them.
The internal temp for T-bone steak is to hit 135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare doneness. For medium T-bone steak, the internal temperature will need to rise to 145 degrees F. If you want a totally well done T-bone steak, cook it all the way until the T-bone internal temp reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit. These temperatures must be taken at the thickest part of the meat as thicker meat take longer to cook.
T-bone steak is cut from the front part of the cow’s short loin. This cut contains more short loin and a small part of the tenderloin. You can find a T-shape bone in this steak which is how T-bone steak got its name. The meat here is especially tender as this part of the muscle is hardly used by the cow.