Proper Wellness Temperatures

Your meat thermometer is your indispensable tool when it comes to cooking meat.  Peoples tastes vary so if you want your steak, chops or roast to be just right, follow these guidelines with respect to the inside temperature of your meat.

meat thermometer

For 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.

For Poultry, the safe internal temperature is 165°F