T-bone Steaks Over An Open Fire Recipe

Grilling a T-bone steak over an open fire can be a delicious and memorable outdoor cooking experience. Here's a simple recipe to help you achieve a perfectly grilled T-bone steak:


- 2 T-bone steaks (about 1 to 1.5 inches thick)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Olive oil
- Fresh rosemary sprigs (optional)
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges (for garnish)


1. Prepare the Fire:
- Build a charcoal or wood fire in your grill or fire pit. Allow it to burn down until you have a hot bed of glowing coals. You want a medium-high heat for grilling T-bone steaks.

2. Season the Steaks:
- Remove the T-bone steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling.
- Season both sides of the steaks generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

3. Oil the Grate:
- Once the fire is ready, use a grill brush to clean the grill grates thoroughly.
- Dip a paper towel in olive oil, then use long tongs to rub the oiled towel over the grates to prevent sticking.

4. Grill the Steaks:
- Place the seasoned T-bone steaks directly over the hot coals.
- For medium-rare, grill the steaks for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Adjust the cooking time based on your desired level of doneness and the thickness of the steaks. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature; it should read 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare.
- If you like, you can add fresh rosemary sprigs to the fire for a smoky, aromatic flavor.

5. Rest the Steaks:
- Remove the steaks from the grill and place them on a cutting board or plate.
- Tent them loosely with aluminum foil and let them rest for about 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, ensuring a juicy and flavorful steak.

6. Slice and Serve:
- After resting, carefully cut the meat away from the bone on both sides of the T-bone.
- Slice the meat across the grain into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
- Serve your delicious grilled T-bone steak slices with lemon wedges for a zesty touch.

Enjoy your T-bone steak cooked over an open fire with your favorite side dishes and a glass of your preferred beverage. It's a fantastic way to savor the great outdoors and a mouthwatering meal.

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