Cooking Temperatures (Meat)

I built this page because whenever I cook, I would want to double-check cooking time for various meats. To save me having to search, it’s now all on one page.

Meat Cooking Times

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Lamb Temperature

Lamb takes about 30minutes per pound, see this Australian rack of lamb recipe. Lamb should be rested for 3 minutes after it’s cooked to reach the final temperature.

  • Medium Rare 135˚F, after rest, 145˚F
  • Medium 150˚F, after rest 160˚F
  • Well 160˚F, after rest 170˚F

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Pork Temperature

  • Pork Loin, Tenderloin, Pork Chop should be 145° F – 160° F

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Steak Temperature 

  • Rare steak 120-130°F internally, with a red center.
  • Medium steak 135-145 °F internally, with some pink in the center.
  • Medium-well steak 145-155 °F internally, light pink center.
  • Well-done steak 155-165 °F internally, primarily brown center (please never do this)

If you’re after some cooking inspiration, not necessarily meat-related, check out my recipes here.


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