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STEAK COOKING TIMES AND TEMPERATURES

Correct Cooking Time and Temperature Are the Secrets to Great Steaks

Okay, you have a platter of beautiful steaks or burgers, just waiting to be transformed into a meal you can brag about for years to come. But what comes next? What is the grill temp for steak? The grill temp for burgers? What if you need to use the oven – do you know what temperature to cook steak in the oven? And do you know how long to grill steak, how long to grill burgers, or how long to cook steak in the oven?

You do now! We've put together a chart that will tell you everything you need to know about steak cooking temperatures and time. Just follow these recommendations for the best temp to cook steak and burgers and be sure to use a meat thermometer for the best results.

It's time to claim your steak chef bragging rights!

Cooking Times

for Boneless Steak

Remember to fully thaw your steaks. Sear on high heat for 1 - 2 minutes each side, then move to indirect heat. Turn them 1 minute before the halfway point of the cooking time. For perfect doneness, we recommend you use a meat thermometer and use the Measuring Doneness chart below.

The Grill
Gas Grill Charcoal Grill
Rare1 inch
1 1/2 inches

5-10 mins
7-13 mins

5-10 mins
7-13 mins
Medium-Rare1 inch
1 1/2 inches

7-12 mins
9-15 mins

7-12 mins
9-15 mins
Medium1 inch
1 1/2 inches

8-13 mins
10-16 mins

8-13 mins
10-16 mins
Medium-Well1 inch
1 1/2 inches

10-15 mins
12-18 mins

10-15 mins
12-18 mins
The Stove Or Oven
Skillet Broil
Rare1 inch
1 1/2 inches

6-11 mins
12-14 mins

6-11 mins
10-13 mins
Medium-Rare1 inch
1 1/2 inches

8-13 mins
14-16 mins

8-13 mins
12-15 mins
Medium1 inch
1 1/2 inches

9-14 mins
15-17 mins

9-14 mins
13-16 mins
Medium-Well1 inch
1 1/2 inches

11-16 mins
17-19 mins

11-16 mins
15-18 mins

Cooking Times

for Bone-in Steak

Remember to fully thaw your steaks. Sear on high heat for 1 - 2 minutes each side, then move to indirect heat. Turn them 1 minute before the halfway point of the cooking time. For perfect doneness, we recommend you use a meat thermometer and use the Measuring Doneness chart below.

The Grill
Gas Grill Charcoal Grill
Rare1 inch
1 1/2 inches

8-11 mins
11-15 mins

8-11 mins
11-15 mins
Medium-Rare1 inch
1 1/2 inches

10-13 mins
13-17 mins

10-13 mins
13-17 mins
Medium1 inch
1 1/2 inches

11-14 mins
14-18 mins

11-14 mins
14-18 mins
Medium-Well1 inch
1 1/2 inches

12-15 mins
15-19 mins

12-15 mins
15-19 mins
The Stove Or Oven
Skillet Broil
Rare1 inch
1 1/2 inches

11-13 mins
13-15 mins

9-13 mins
13-16 mins
Medium-Rare1 inch
1 1/2 inches

13-15 mins
15-17 mins

11-14 mins
14-17 mins
Medium1 inch
1 1/2 inches

14-16 mins
16-18 mins

12-15 mins
15-18 mins
Medium-Well1 inch
1 1/2 inches

15-17 mins
17-19 mins

13-15 mins
16-19 mins

Cooking Times

for Burgers

Remember to fully thaw your burgers. The FDA recommends cooking burgers to no less than well done - 165°. Other cooking times are listed below. Remember to cook your burgers to an internal temperature that is 5° less than the temperatures listed. They will continue to warm about 5° when they rest after cooking.

The Grill
Gas Grill Charcoal Grill
Medium1/2 inch
3/4 inch

7-9 mins
10-12 mins

7-9 mins
10-12 mins
Medium-Well1/2 inch
3/4 inch

8-10 mins
11-13 mins

8-10 mins
11-13 mins
Well1/2 inch
3/4 inch

10-12 mins
13-15 mins

10-12 mins
13-15 mins
The Stove Or Oven
Skillet Broil
Medium1/2 inch
3/4 inch

8-10 mins
11-13 mins

7-10 mins
10-12 mins
Medium-Well1/2 inch
3/4 inch

9-11 mins
12-14 mins

8-11 mins
11-13 mins
Well1/2 inch
3/4 inch

11-13 mins
14-16 mins

10-13 mins
13-15 mins

Measuring Doneness

    Remove when your steaks are 5 to 10 degrees less than the temperatures listed. The centers will continue to warm as they rest.

  • 1 Rare

    125°F - Center is bright red; pinkish towards the outside

  • 2 Medium-Rare

    135°F - Center is very pink; slightly brown towards the outside

  • 3 Medium

    145°F - Center is light pink; outer portion is brown

  • 4 Medium-Well

    155°F - Center is slightly pink; outer portion is brown

  • 5 Well

    165°F - Uniformly brown throughout

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  • 5

Heating and Cooking Instructions

Want to take your expertise to the next level? We have even more resources to help you learn how to cook steak, burgers and roasts like a seasoned pro! Below you'll find links to detailed, step-by-step cooking instructions – including custom grilling videos – for a wide variety of cuts.

Tie on that chef's apron, grab your grill tongs and let's cook steak!

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