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Steak Doneness - From Rare to Well, How to Cook a Steak


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Steak - Medium Rare
Steak Medium Rare

Steak Medium Rare

Derrick Riches
Internal Temperature 130 to 135 degrees F. (55 to 57 degrees C.)

A medium rare steak should be warm through the middle with a hint of red. Most of the center of the steak should be pink. The sides should be well browned, the top and bottom charred to a dark brown color. This steak should have a firm surface but soft in the middle.

Grill this steak as hot as you can for about 2 to 3 minutes per side (depending on your grill).

This is the recommended level of doneness for a good steak. Ask any chef how they like their steak prepared and they will, say medium rare.

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