Proper Meat Wellness Temperatures

Your meat thermometer is indispensable when it comes to cooking meat.  People's tastes vary, so if you want your steak, chops or roast to be just right, follow these guidelines with respect to the proper meat wellness temperatures.

digital thermometer
Digital Thermometer

Here are your proper meat wellness temperatures

Beef & Lamb

  • Rare                 115 to 120°F
  • Medium-Rare   120 to 125°F
  • Medium           130to 135°F
  • Medium-Well   140 to 145°F
  • Well-Done        150 to 155°F

For Pork & Fish, the safe internal temperature is 145°F
Note: Ground pork needs to be cooked to a higher temperature of 160°F, so keep this in mind when making meatloaf or burgers out of ground pork.

When cooking Poultry, the safe internal temperature is 165°F.

We hope that this gives you the information you were looking for.  You can find additional help here: How to grill the perfect steak or our guide on How to cook a roast.