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Meat Temperature Chart

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This guide is a comprehensive meat temperature chart for different kinds of meats. All of these are printable so that you can have them on hand whenever you need them!

Why Are These Meat Temp Charts Important?

- Food Safety - Doneness Of The Meat

How To Accurately Measure The Internal Temperature For Meat

When measuring the internal temperature of meat, you must measure the thickest part of the cut. It should be right in the center of that thick area.

Chicken Internal Temperature

The minimum internal temperature for chicken is always 165ºF (74ºC) – no exceptions! This goes for every type of cut, including a whole chicken.

Meat Temperature Chart For Ground Meat

For ground meat like pork, beef, and lamb, you can cook them for slightly less time or until the internal cooking temperature reaches 160ºF (71ºC).

Internal Temperature For Pork With Meat Temperature Chart

Let’s take pork tenderloins or chops, for example. For these cuts to be safe to eat, they can be cooked to 140-145ºF (60-63ºC). This is also considered to be “medium” cooked pork.

Internal Temperature For Beef

Rare beef has an internal temperature of 118-125ºF (48-52ºC). Medium rare is cooked until its internal temperature is 129-134ºF (54-57ºC).