Cooking to Temperature
A meat thermometer is the most essential kitchen tool for the grillmaster and gourmet chef alike. Cooking a piece of meat to the right temp is the difference between a good meal and a sublime one. An insta-read thermometer, which gives you a temperature within seconds, is ideal. But no matter what kind of thermometer you have on hand, you can use this chart as a reference for the perfect internal temp.
Tip: Temperature will continue to rise for a few minutes after removing it from the heat, so take your meat off the heat source a minute or so before it has reached the desired internal temperature.
Tip: Always take the internal temperature from the thickest part of the protein and make sure the thermometer’s probe is not touching a bone, otherwise your temperature reading will be slightly off.Beef
Medium Rare: 135º
Medium Well: 155º
Tuna (Medium): 135º
Pork Chops: 145º