A Helpful Temperature & Timing Guide for Grilling Steak

Keep this handy temperature guide nearby to ensure your steaks come out perfectly on the grill every time. The difficultly of grilling a steak is knowing when it's just right. Don’t leave it to chance. Instead, use a meat thermometer and consult this guide for accurate results.

Temperature & Timing for Grilling Steak

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Internal Temperature for Steak Cooking temperatures are relatively the same across all cuts of beef. But cooking times can vary based on the type, thickness and size of the steak. Follow this estimated grilling temperature guide.

Extra-rare or Bleu

80°-100°F

26°-38°C

Rare

120°-125°F

49°-51°C

Medium Rare

130°-135°F

55°-57°C

Medium

140°-145°F

60°-63°C

Medium Well

150°-155°F

65°-69°C

Well Done

160°-175°F

71°C

Hot Tip: Using a meat thermometer will take the guesswork out of determining if your steaks are ready to eat. Simply read the temperature on the thermometer display and compare it to the desired doneness on the chart.
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Estimate Your Cooking Time

If you don’t want to use a meat thermometer, it is possible to estimate your cooking times for different types of steak.

Steak Cut:
Filet Mignon & Center-Cut Ribeyes

Cooking Time for Rare:
3-4 minutes

Cooking Time for Medium-Rare:
3½-4½ minutes

Cooking Time for Medium:
4-5 minutes

Steak Cut:
Sirloin Strip Steaks, Ribeye Steaks & Porterhouse Steaks

Cooking Time for Rare:
4-6 minutes

Cooking Time for Medium-Rare:
5-7 minutes

Cooking Time for Medium:
6-8 minutes

Hot Tip: Timing will vary based on thickness of cut, your grill and the grill temperature.
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