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Marco’s Cooking Secrets for Meat

Temperature guide

Image of Steak cooked in different styles

All ovens vary so use this as a rough guide

This is a guide to the core temperatures meat needs to reach for different degrees of cooking, from rare to well done – remember that it will rise by 6 to 8 degrees when left to rest in a warm place. Use it as a guide, and you’ll always get the meat the way you and your family likes it.

Beef or Lamb

Cooking Level  

Temperature out of the oven   

Temperature after resting in a warm place  

Rare                 48-52°C 55-60°C
Medium Rare      55-59°C 61-65°C
Medium 60-66°C 66-70°C
Well done 67-71°C 71-75°C

Veal or Pork

Cooking Level  

Temperature out of the oven   

Temperature after resting in a warm place  

Medium 60°C 70°C
Well done 70°C 80°C

Chicken

Cooking Level  

Temperature out of the oven   

Temperature after resting in a warm place  

Well done 65°C 75°C

   

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