Cooking temperatures can vary based on cut and preference. Below are guidelines and recommended temperatures for safe preparation.
Cook to 145°F for medium-rare, 160°F for medium, and 170°F for well-done. Insert a thermometer into the thickest part or the center of the steak to determine doneness.
Always cook ground beef to 160ºF. Don’t use color as a reliable indicator of doneness. Insert a thermometer into the side of a hamburger patty or into the center of the thickest part of meatballs or meatloaf.
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*All preparation tips, resources, and statistics on this page are repurposed from Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.