Grilling T Bone Steak

Make Great Tasting T-Bone Steaks On A Foreman Grill!


Grilling T-Bone Steak
Grilling T-Bone Steak

Grilling t-bone steak on a George Foreman Grill could never taste any better with the proper seasonings. It will be cooked to perfection the way you like it. A Foreman Grill or other indoor contact grill works by grilling on both sides of the meat so it’s important to take a couple of very easy steps to ensure a good steak.

T-bone and Porterhouse steaks are the same kind of steak. The Porterhouse steak is a more expensive cut of meat.

The difference really is in the tenderloin section of the steak. The tenderloin alone is a filet mignon which is the smaller portion. The larger portion is the strip steak. Together with a t-shaped bone in the middle and you get a t-bone steak that will taste great when it’s grilled and seasoned with your favorite seasonings.

Tenderizing The Steak Before Grilling

If you want your steak to turn out great it will require some marinating and tenderizing before grilling. You can use a meat tenderizer hammer and hit the steak a few times and press it to be about ¾” thick. A thickness between ¾” and 1” will grill and cook the best.

Choosing The Best T-Bone Steak

When you go shopping in your local store you will find three basic grades of beef and they are: Prime, Choice and Select. If you can afford it, opt for the prime cut of steak. This grade of meat is the most expensive.

Of course, the choice cut will also grill very nicely on your George Foreman Grill. Avoid buying the select cut of meat.

Porterhouses and T-bones are basically the same cut but the porterhouse always has more fillet than the T-bone. If both of these cuts are the same price, always choose the porterhouse. Usually, the porterhouse is more expensive.

Getting the Steak Ready for Grilling

After tenderizing the steak it is now ready for the marinade and seasonings. The original recipe is taken from and modifications made to my liking. Use it if you don’t have your own recipe.


  • 1 t-bone steak approximately ¾” thick.
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke

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Note: If you are grilling two steaks, double the recipe above.

Total Time: 45 min. Prep Time: 40 min. Cook time: 5 minutes

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  1. Beat the mean with a tenderizer or pierce the meat with a fork several times.
  2. Add olive oil, vinegar, liquid smoke, salt and pepper into a ziplock bag and add the steak. Make sure the steak is well coated and let the steak marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the George Foreman Grill with the lid closed using the high setting if your model has it. Older models don’t have a setting option. Place the drip tray in front of the grill.
  4. Remove the steak from the fridge and slice the garlic into thin pieces and using a sharp knife, make several small holes in the steak and place the garlic into the holes. About 8 per side.
  5. When the grill is ready, place steak on the grill with the lid closed. After 4 minutes check it and if desired, rotate ¼ turn for cross grill marks.
  6. For rare – 120-130°F internal temperature
    For medium rare – 130-140°F internal temperature
    For medium – 140-150°F internal temperature
    For well-done – 150-160°F internal temperature
    Note: Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.
  7. After desired doneness is reached, remove the steak from the grill and place it on a plate to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  8. Turn off the grill by remove the plug or pressing the on/off power button if your grill has one.
  9. Serve the steak with your favorite side dishes.


Eating a T-Bone steak can be very rewarding if cooked properly. Using a George Foreman Grill will make steaks taste great. Using a marinade and seasonings will enhance the flavor of the steak.

If you should have steaks that are thicker than what the recipe called for, be sure to increase the cooking time. The same is true if the thickness is less than the recipe, be sure to use less cooking time.

It is always best to use a meat thermometer to verify that the internal temperature is what you want regardless of the time it takes to grill the steak.

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