Internal Temperatures for ‘Doneness’

By jacob dickson

 Beef and Lamb

  • Rare — 120° to 125°F — Center is bright red, pinkish toward the exterior portion.
  • Medium — 140° to 145°F — Center is light pink, outer portion is brown.
  • Well-Done — 160°F  and above — Uniformly brown throughout.

Poultry

  • Chicken & Duck — 165°F — Cook until juices run clear.
  • Turkey — 165°F — Juices run clear. Leg moves easily.

Pork

  • Medium — 155° to 160° — Pale pink center.
  • Well Done — 160° and above — Uniformly brown throughout.


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