Cook at the right temperature to ensure your food is perfect every time.
Cooking your meat to the proper temperature and doneness is critical to ensuring a delicious meat that’s safe to eat. Here is a guide on cooking times that you can use when baking, broiling, grilling or smoking.
- Use a meat thermometer to accurately gauge temperature. Digital thermometers are great because they give you readings very quickly.
- Place the tip of the thermometer through the side and into the thickest part of a steak or roast.
- For poultry, place the thermometer into the thigh or breast. In either case, make certain the thermometer is not touching bone.
- Proper cooking temperatures as suggested by the USDA food education site: