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Meat Doneness

These temperatures are for grilling and cooking. Smoking is a whole other story. Always remember that the internal temperature of the meat can continue to rise 5-10 degrees after being removed from heat.


Chicken should always be cooked to at least 165℉.


Pork should always be cooked to at least 145℉ in order to kill off the bacteria.

Steak / Burgers

The USDA says that anything under 165 is “unsafe”, but these are the accepted internal temperatures for deliciously cooked-to-order beef.