Temperatures to Safely Cook Meat

22 May 2019 Cottage Meals

Do you know what temperature is safe for cooking your favourite meat on the BBQ at the cottage?

Meat is a big part of the cottage meal plan and cooking it properly will help ensure the dinner is a huge success.

Temperature guide for cooking meat at the cottage

What are the recommended safe cooking temperatures for beef, chicken and pork?
Each class of food has a recommended temperature to ensure the meat is properly cooked. Check out the following chart to help you become a master cabin chef.

Beef, veal and lamb (pieces and whole cuts)
Medium-rare 63°C (145°F)
Medium 71°C (160°F)
Well-done 77°C (170°F)
Pieces and whole cuts 71°C (160°F)
Poultry (e.g. chicken, turkey, duck)
Pieces 74°C (165°F)
Whole 85°C (185°F)
Ground meat and meat mixtures (burgers, sausages, casseroles)
Beef, veal, lamb and pork 71°C (160°F)
Poultry 74°C (165°F)
Egg dishes 74°C (165°F)
Hot dogs, stuffing, leftovers 74°C (165°F)

Source: Health Canada

Popular digital meat thermometer

Useful meat temperature guide magnet

See our Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning page for additional helpful advice on how to ensure everyone has a happy meal at the cottage this summer.


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