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Grill Cooking Temperatures

Learn the difference between rare, medium and well done, and find the correct cooking temperatures for grilled beef, chicken and pork.

Grill Cooking Temperatures

Grill Cooking Temperatures


What is Rare, Medium and Well Done?


  • Very Rare — Blood red in the center and barely warm

  • Rare — Red in the center and warm throughout

  • Medium-Rare — Pinkish red in the center and fairly hot

  • Medium — Pink in the center, grayish brown surrounding, hot throughout

  • Medium-Well — Grayish brown center, only a trace of pink

  • Well-Done — gray in the center



Correct Cooking Temps for Safety


  • Ground beef — 165°

  • Steak and roasts:

    Medium-rare — 145°

    Medium — 160°

    Well done — 170°


  • Poultry — 170-175°

  • Pork chops and roasts — 145°



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