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 — 160°
  • Steak and roasts — Rare — 145°
  • Medium — 160°
  • Well done — 170°
  • Poultry — 180°
  • Pork chops and roasts — 160°

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