Basil-Oregano T-Bone Steaks Recipe

Grilled T-Bone Steak with salt and pepper on meat cutting board
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  • Total: 26 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 16 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4

These delectable T-Bone steaks are rubbed with a basil-oregano mixture and placed onto the grill. The secret is a hot sear to give the steaks a rich brown color and the perfect crust before finishing them off at a lower temperature. This is important since these are very thick cut steaks.


  • 2 t-bone steaks (about 2 inches/5 cm thick)
  • For the Wet Rub:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup oregano (fresh, chopped)
  • 4 to 5 basil leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon salt (sea salt preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to a medium high heat.

  2. For charcoal make a two-layer fire, so you have a hot side and a medium side.

  3. Combine wet rub ingredients and slather onto both sides of steak.

  4. Let steaks sit for a few minutes.

  5. Place steaks on a hot grill and cook for about 2 minutes per side, as long as there are good grill marks.

  6. Reduce heat or move to the medium side of the grill.

  7. Continue grilling for 10-12 minutes or until the steaks reach the desired doneness.

  8. Once cooked, remove from heat and let steaks rest for at least 5 minutes.

  9. Serve with your favorite sides. I recommend grilled vegetables.