Natural Beef Done Your Way
Degrees of Doneness
We recommend cooking your Christensen Ranch Natural Red Angus Beef medium heat until it’s medium rare to ensure each bite is packed full of flavor while remaining tender and juicy. Cooking times and temperatures will vary with the cut of beef, the thickness of the cut, your preferred cooking method, and your desired degree of doneness. When checking the degree of doneness, be sure to use a thermometer as color is not always an accurate indicator.
The USDA recommends cooking beef to 145° F and allowing your beef to rest for three minutes before eating.
Blue Rare: 100°F Seared Outside, Cool Red Center
Rare: 125°F Cool Red Center
Medium Rare: 135°F Warm Red Center
Medium: 145°F Warm Pink Center
Medium Well: 150°F Slightly Pink Center
Well Done: 160°F Little to no Pink
Ground beef should be cooked to 160° F.