I could rant for days about how much I love t-bone steak. The intense flavor, the perfectly marbled fat, the way it melts in your mouth… I could go on and on.
But, what’s even greater than a big, juicy t-bone steak? Picking the perfect sides to go with it, of course!
Sounds like blasphemy, I know. But hear me out.
The sides you choose can really make or break your steak dinner. A bad side dish can ruin an otherwise perfect meal, but a good one can take it to the next level.
I’ve learnt the hard way, through many a failed dinner party. But, after more than a few not-so-great meals (and a never-back-down, always-bounce-back approach), I’ve finally nailed down the perfect sides for t-bone steak. Thank heavens!
And today, I want to share them with you (because I care).
Alright, let’s jump in!
T-Bone Steak Sides
- Oven Roasted Vegetables
- Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- Sauteed Green Beans
- Garlic Bread
- Roasted Root Vegetables
- Sweet Potatoes Fries
- Classic Mashed Potatoes
Oven Roasted Vegetables
Obviously, no steak dinner is complete without a big, heaping portion of veggies. But, before you go reaching for that can of green beans or box of frozen mixed veggies, hear me out.
Oven-roasted vegetables are where it’s at, my friend. They’re so much better than any other type of vegetable (in my humble opinion, of course).
They have a deep, rich flavor that can’t be beaten. And, when paired with the right seasonings, they’re absolutely delicious.
Plus, they’re really easy to make! Just chop up your favorite veggies, toss them in some olive oil and your favorite spices, and roast them in the oven. Voila!
You’d be hard-pressed to find a side dish that’s easier (or tastier) than oven-roasted vegetables.
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. “Brussels sprouts? Really?”
I was skeptical at first, too. But trust me on this one, they’re amazing. The key is to sauté them with bacon. The bacon adds a ton of flavor and helps to balance out the bitterness of the Brussels sprouts.
I know, I know. The thought of eating Brussels sprouts is enough to make some people nauseous. But, I promise, they’re not nearly as bad as you think. And, when prepared correctly, they can be downright delicious.
So, if you’re looking for a unique (and tasty) side dish for your t-bone steak dinner, this is the one because…
They’re the perfect side dish for t-bone steak (or any steak, for that matter). So, if you’re looking to mix things up, give them a try! I promise you won’t be disappointed. Instead, you’ll be reaching for seconds (and maybe even thirds).
Sauteed Green Beans
Okay, enough of the green beans slander. I know, they’re not the most exciting vegetable out there. But they are classic for a reason.
They’re simple, yet delicious. And, when sautéed with a little bit of garlic, they’re absolutely amazing. Just prepare them correctly, that’s all I’m asking, and you’ll see what I mean.
First, you’ll want to blanch the green beans. This helps to preserve their color and texture. Then, all you have to do is sauté them in a pan with some garlic and olive oil. Season them with salt and pepper to taste, and you’re good to go!
People are always telling me that they don’t have time to make sides. But, I’m here to tell you that that’s a load of BS.
You can absolutely make time! And, this garlic bread recipe is the perfect example. It’s so quick and easy, yet it tastes like you slaved over a hot stove for gazillions of hours.
The secret is to use good quality bread. I’m a sucker for sourdough or ciabatta bread. But, really, any good quality bread will do.
Slice the bread into thin pieces, spread on some butter (or margarine), and sprinkle on some garlic powder. Then, bake it in the oven until it’s nice and crispy.
Bazinga! You’ve got yourself a delicious (and easy) side dish that everyone will love.
Roasted Root Vegetables
Frankly, I’m a bit surprised that more people don’t roast their vegetables. It’s so easy, and the results are absolutely amazing.
Plus, it’s a great way to use up those veggies that have been hanging out in your fridge for a while. You know the ones I’m talking about…the carrots, parsnips, and potatoes that have seen better days.
Just chop them up into bite-sized pieces, toss them in some olive oil and your favorite spices, and roast them in the oven. I like to add a bit of maple syrup to mine for a touch of sweetness.
If you’ve never had roasted root vegetables before, that’s exactly my point! Aren’t you tired of the same old sides? Mix things up and give them a try. I promise you, you’re in for a real treat.
They’re absolutely delicious, and make the perfect side dish for t-bone steak (or any other protein, for that matter).
Sweet Potatoes Fries
I promise I’ll be done in a few seconds. But I just had to share this recipe for sweet potato fries. They’re my absolute favorite!
I know, I know. They’re not the healthiest option out there. But, they are delicious. And, sometimes, you just need a little treat. Am I right?
To make them, start by cutting the sweet potatoes into thin strips. Then, toss them in a bowl with some olive oil and your favorite spices. I like to use a combination of garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder.
Once they’re coated, spread them out on a baking sheet and roast them in the oven until they’re nice and crispy.
These sweet potato fries are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. And, they make a delicious (and slightly unhealthy) side dish for a t-bone steak. So, if you’re looking for something a little different, give them a try!
Classic Mashed Potatoes
I always see making mashed potatoes as a challenge because it’s been done so many times before that I’m constantly thinking, “How can I switch things up and make this dish more interesting?”
But, sometimes, the simplest option is the best option. And, that’s definitely the case with mashed potatoes. They’re classic for a reason. They’re comforting, familiar, and absolutely delicious.
Plus, they go with just about anything.
Sometimes, it’s okay to experiment right there in your comfort zone. You don’t always have to walk on water to be a good cook. Just make the dish that you (and your family) love. And, I promise, it will be a hit!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is t-bone steak and where does it come from?
T-bone steak is a type of beef steak that contains a T-shaped bone. It’s named after this bone, which is shaped like the letter T.
The t-bone steak comes from the short loin of the cow. This area is located near the rear of the cow and includes the sirloin and the tenderloin.
What makes t-bone steak so special?
T-bone steak is a popular choice for steak lovers because it’s packed with flavor. It’s also a relatively lean cut of meat, which means it’s not as fatty as some other types of steak.
Another reason that t-bone steak is so popular is that it’s a relatively affordable option. It’s not as expensive as some other types of steak, like ribeye or filet mignon.
What are some romantic steak dinner sides?
If you’re looking for some romantic sides to go with your t-bone steak, consider making some creamy, delicious mashed potatoes, macaroni, and cheese, Mediterranean chickpea wedge salad, lemon garlic shrimp, or baked french fries.
These sides are all fairly easy to make, and they’re sure to please your date. Plus, they’ll leave you with plenty of time to enjoy each other’s company!
What is the best side salad for steak?
If you’re looking for a side salad to go with your t-bone steak, consider making a simple green salad, a wedge salad, a Caesar salad, or a Caprese salad.
All of these salads are simple to prepare and will complement your steak nicely. They’ll also help you increase your vegetable intake!
So, here’s my final word on t-bone steak sides.
There’s nothing quite like a nice, juicy t-bone steak. This cut of meat is perfect for a special occasion, and it’s definitely not something you want to skimp on just because you can’t find the right sides to serve with it.
There are a lot of delicious options out there. And, it really depends on your personal preferences. Do you want something classic and comforting? Or, are you looking for something a little more adventurous?
Either way, there’s definitely a side dish (or two) out there that will suit your needs. So, get out there and explore! And, most importantly, have fun!