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°