Texas Hill Country T-Bones

Prep Time:
20 mins
Grill Time:
26 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • cup snipped fresh sage or 4 tsp. dried sage, crushed

  • 1 ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 medium red onions

  • 4 8 ounce beef T-bone steaks, cut 1 inch thick

  • 1 recipe Sweet Pepper Salsa

Sweet Pepper Salsa

  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, seeded and finely chopped (3/4 cup)

  • ½ cup finely chopped papaya

  • ½ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup finely chopped jicama

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 small fresh habanero chile pepper or 1 medium fresh jalapeno chile pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. For rub, in a small bowl combine the sage, salt, cumin, and red pepper; set aside. Peel onions; halve and very thinly slice with a mandoline or sharp knife. Place onions in a grill basket directly over medium heat. Grill about 15 minutes or until browned and crisp, rearranging and turning once. Remove onions and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, trim fat from steaks. Sprinkle rub evenly over both sides of steaks; pat in with your hands.

  3. Place steaks on the rack of the grill directly over medium heat. Grill to desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling. (Allow 11 to 15 minutes for medium-rare doneness [145 degrees F] or 14 to 18 minutes for medium doneness [160 degrees F].) Serve with grilled onions and Sweet Pepper Salsa. Makes 4 servings.

Sweet Pepper Salsa

  1. In a medium bowl combine the red sweet pepper, papaya, cilantro, jicama, lime juice, habanero chile pepper or jalapeño chile pepper, honey (if desired), and salt. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Makes 1-1/2 cups.


Use caution when handling hot peppers. Wear disposable gloves or wash hands thoroughly after preparation.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
14g Fat
11g Carbs
49g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 993mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 75.6mg 378%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 9.2mg 51%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.