How to cook a T-bone steak in the oven without using a skillet

T bone steak

You might find yourself trying to make your favorite Maleny Black Angus Beef T-bone steak recipe but being unable to locate your cast-iron skillet for the crucial searing step. Of course, this is discouraging to realize, but you’ll have to figure out a way to cook your steaks without searing them.

If this is a new technique for you, don’t worry; this article will teach you everything you need to know to make the cooking process a success. Just make sure to read the extra tips and notes included in the recipe, as well as the timing instructions, to ensure excellent results.

Oven Cooking Techniques for T-Bone Steak

We’ve compiled a list of useful tips and cooking guidelines to keep in mind when baking a T-bone steak without a skillet:

Use the proper steak size – Make sure the steak you use for your recipe is at least 2.5cm thick; if it’s thinner, reduce the cooking time and check the steak frequently to avoid overcooking. In addition, go for steaks with a little white fat around the edges and more fat marbling on the inside. Grass-fed beef such as ours is typically leaner so choose steaks with the most visible fat for this technique.

Cooking time – If you like your meat medium-rare, your T-bone steak should be done in 15 to 17 minutes.

Measuring doneness – Using a meat thermometer, you can quickly determine if your steaks are cooked to your preferred ‘doneness’ level. It’s nearly impossible to overcook meat when you know exactly what temperature it is on the inside. These are the tell-tale signs of completion:

  • A rare T-bone (60°C) should still be red on the inside.
  • A medium-rare T-bone (60-65°C) has a red to pink interior.
  • A medium T-bone (65-70°C) has pink insides.
  • A medium-well T-bone (70°C) has just a smidgeon of pink on the inside.
  • A well-done T-bone (75°C) contains no red or pink.

Suggestions for serving – You could try one or more of the following serving ideas:

  • To begin, remove the bone from the center of the steak. Then, slice perpendicularly or horizontally from the bone. If you want to get creative with the plating, you can cut the steak but leave it in its original shape.
  • Our delicious steaks can be topped with whatever you want, such as freshly cracked salt and black pepper, freshly chopped parsley, or a tasty steak sauce.

Combination Stove-Top & Oven Cooking Time for T-Bone Steak

The following guide describes the ideal cooking guidelines to follow when cooking a T-bone steak in the oven:

Cooking time – 15 to 20 minutes (4 minutes for the initial searing, followed by 10-15 minutes in the oven, plus resting time for continued cooking until desired doneness level is reached)


  • 2 Maleny Black Angus Beef T-bone steaks, 2.5cm thick steaks, about 500 grams each
  • 2 tablespoons of steak seasoning, 1 tablespoon per steak, (you can use any bbq rub or steak blend of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of butter, plan for about ½ tablespoon per steak
  • ½ tablespoon of parsley, chopped flat-leaf Italian variety (optional ingredient)
  • ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper, freshly cracked (optional ingredient)
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt, or freshly cracked sea salt, etc. (these are optional ingredients)


    1. Remove the steak from the refrigerator while you prepare the other ingredients for the recipe (do this approximately 15 minutes before you plan to cook your T-bone steak). This will help bring the meat to room temperature.
    2. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
    3. After drying the T-bone steaks with a paper towel, season them all over with a steak rub or appropriate seasonings of your choice (don’t forget to rub the sides as well).
    4. Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. After that, once the pan is nice and hot, place the T-bone steaks in it (the pan should smoke a little during the process).
    5. Sear the T-bone steaks for 2 minutes on each side in a cast iron pan. Sear the edges for 30 seconds after that. Simply brown them to give them a pan-seared crust.
    6. After searing, place the cast iron pan in your preheated oven for 5 to 7 minutes (flip halfway through), or until the internal temperature of the steaks is 5 to 10 degrees lower than your desired temperature.
    7. At this point, remove the cooked steaks from the oven and place them on a cutting board to rest for at least 10 minutes. During this time, top T-Bone steaks with butter to melt in and add a little extra flavor and juice.
    8. Remove the steaks from the bone and serve in slices or leave them whole. You can top the tender steaks with whatever you want, including freshly chopped Italian basil, freshly cracked salt and black pepper, or any steak sauce you like.

Oven Cooking Time for T-Bone Steak

You can cook a T-bone steak without using a skillet when necessary. In this case, all you have to do is grill the steak instead of searing it first. Grilling the T-bone and then baking it will give you that lovely crust on the outside and properly cooked pink inside.

To make a T-bone steak at home without a skillet, follow these steps:

  1. Place the seasoned and oiled T-bones on a rimmed baking sheet on the top shelf of the oven with the grill function turned on (ensure it is within 15cm of the heat).
  2. T-bone steaks should be grilled for 5 minutes or until a brown crust forms, then flipped and grilled for another 5 minutes if thick (or 3 to 4 minutes if thin).
  3. After grilling, cook the steaks in the oven until they reach the perfect temperature for your T-bone ‘doneness’.

You can use whatever method you prefer, with or without a skillet, but Maleny Black Angus Beef T-bone steaks are heavenly on your plate, so try our suggestions out when you can.