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Recommended Meat Doneness

Meat Doneness Chart

A helpful guide for cooking meat.


Recommended Meat Doneness
Meat Thermometer Reading After Cooking Color of Cooked Meat When Small Cut Is Made
Beef
Roasts 140ºF (for medium-rare) *
155ºF (for medium) *
Other Beef Cuts 145ºF (medium-rare) Very pink in center and slightly brown toward exterior
160ºF (medium) Light pink in center and brown toward exterior
170ºF (well) No longer pink in center and juices run clear
Ground Beef Loaves or Patties 160ºF (medium)
Veal
Roasts 155ºF (for medium) *
Other Veal Cuts 160ºF (medium) Slightly pink in center
Pork
Roasts 155ºF (for medium) *
165ºF (for well) *
Ground Pork 170ºF (well) No longer pink in center
Other Pork Cuts 160ºF (medium) Slightly pink in center
170ºF (well) No longer pink in center
Ham
Ham, fully cooked 135ºF * Heated through
Lamb
Roasts 140ºF (for medium-rare) *
155ºF (for medium) *
Other Lamb Cuts 145ºF (medium-rare) Pink in center
160ºF (medium) Light pink in center

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rjsinc1952 said: Posted: 9/27/2013 1:43 PM
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