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The Temperature of Breakfast Sausage When Done

A pork breakfast sausage link measuring 160 degrees Fahrenheit on an instant-read meat thermometer

The internal temperature of breakfast sausage when done is 160 degrees Fahrenheit/71 degrees Celsius. This is the minimum safe temperature guidance for breakfast sausage made from ground pork according to the USDA. However, most of the advice you’ll find online recommends cooking times that will have you massively overcooking your breakfast sausage. You will see […]

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The Temperature of Turkey Sausage When Done

Closeup image of turkey sausage that was cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit

The internal temperature of turkey sausage when it’s done is 165 degrees Fahrenheit/ 74 degrees Celsius. All raw ground poultry products such as turkey and chicken sausage should be cooked to a minimum safe serving temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit/ 74 degrees Celsius, according to the USDA. In contrast, the minimum safe temperature for sausages […]

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The Internal Temperature of Chorizo When Done

A chorizo sausage link on a plate with a thermometer probe inserted in one end measuring 160 degrees Fahrenheit

What is the internal temperature of chorizo when done? Fresh chorizo sausage is safe to eat above a minimum safe temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit or 71 degrees Celsius. Chorizo is made from ground pork and the minimum safe temperature for ground pork sausage is 160 degrees Fahrenheit. There are also variations of chorizo made […]

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The Internal Temperature of a Hamburger When Done

A hamburger with cheese and onion in between two buns

The USDA‘s recommended safe minimum internal temperature of a hamburger when done is 160 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the recommendation for consumers cooking burgers at home. The 2017 FDA Food Code (it’s updated every four years) states that a hamburger’s safe minimum internal temperature when done is 158 degrees Fahrenheit. The FDA’s food code also […]

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How to Tell If Chicken Is Done Without a Thermometer

Whole Roast Chicken measuring 159 degrees Fahrenheit on Thermapen MK4 thermometer.

Can you tell when chicken is done without the use of a thermometer? Yes, you can. However, the end result will be far less flavorful and juicy than if you had a meat thermometer monitoring the middle of your meat. Without a meat thermometer, you are left making an educated guess using the cooking temperature, […]

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Skirt Steak Temperature When Done

Sliced Skirt Steak on Cutting Board

Skirt steak is a thin cut of beef that is perfect for grilling. It cooks extremely fast so you need to watch it closely to make sure you don’t overcook it. With that being said, exactly at what temperature is a skirt steak done? Skirt steak is at its most flavorful at an internal temperature […]

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At What Temperature is Flank Steak Done?

Flank steak sliced across the grain into pieces on a wooden cutting board

You just pulled flank steak out of the fridge to cook for dinner and you’re probably wondering, at what temperature flank steak is done? Since it’s a steak, do you cook it like you would cook a ribeye or new york strip steak? Well, yes and no. It is a steak, but it has less […]

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The Internal Temperature of Leg of Lamb When Done

Leg of lamb with an internal temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit

If you’re unfamiliar with cooking lamb you might be wondering what is the internal temperature of a leg of lamb when done? The best internal temperature for a leg of lamb when done is between 130 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit or medium-rare to medium. Great you say. What’s the best way to prepare a leg […]

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The Internal Temperature of Pork Sausage When Done

The Internal Temperature of Pork Sausage when done

The USDA recommends cooking ground pork sausage to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit/71 degrees Celsius. This is a higher temperature than their recommended safe-serving temperature of whole cuts of pork at 145 degrees Fahrenheit /62 degrees Celsius. So, why the discrepancy in temperatures? It has to do with the grinding process. More about […]

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The Temperature of Steelhead When Done

Internal Temperature of Steelhead Trout Done

Steelhead trout is considered done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the USDA. However, is that the best temperature to serve Steelhead? Can you cook it a little less to obtain a juicier result? What exactly is a steelhead and can you cook it like salmon? I will answer […]

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