Cooking Temperatures And Times For Meat

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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

 

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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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