Cooking Temperatures And Times For Meat

BEEF

Standing ribs –

  • RARE ~ Weight 3-7 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 25 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 135 F
  • MEDIUM ~ Weight 3-7 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 30 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 155 F
  • WELL DONE ~ Weight 3-7 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 35 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 170 F
  • For rolled or boned roasts, increase cooking time 8 to 15 minutes

 

PORK

Rib and Loin ~Weight 3-7 lbs. Cook at 375 F for 20-25 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 145 F

Leg ~ Weight 5 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 25-30 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 160 F

Picnic shoulder ~ Weight 5-10 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 40 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 160 F

Shoulder, butt ~Weight 3-10 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 40-50 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 160 F

Boned and rolled shoulder ~ Weight 3-6 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 60 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 160 F

 

POULTRY

Chicken ~ Weight 3-5 lbs. Cook at 350 F for 30 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 185 F

Stuffed ~ Weight over 5 lbs. Cook at 350 F for 25 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 185 F

Turkey ~ Weight 8-12 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 20 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 185 F

Turkey ~ Weight 18-20 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 15 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 185 F

 

LAMB

Shoulder

WELL DONE ~ Weight 4-10 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 4o minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 170 F

Boned and rolled ~ Weight 3-6 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 40 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 180 F

Leg

  • MEDIUM ~ Weight 5-10 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 40 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 165 F
  • WELL DONE ~ Weight 3-6 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 40-50 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 175 F

Crown

WELL DONE ~ Weight 3-6 lbs. Cook at 325 F for 40-50 minutes per pound or until the internal temperature reaches 175 F

 

For more information

 

Safe Internal Temperature

Pork cooking temperatures lowered

Food safety tips for barbecuing

Food Poisoning

Causes of food poisoning

Food safety tips

 

Ingredients

Meat Thermometer
Organic poultry or grass fed beef

Instructions

Always preheat the oven or barbecue first
All cooking times are approximate
Always rest the meat 3 - 15 minutes before carving, depending on the size


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