Temperatures for Grilling

 

These USDA guidelines are useful when preparing popular meats on your outdoor barbecue or smoker. Use a high quality instant-read meat thermometer available at Ace Alameda Station.

 

Ground Meat and Meat Mixtures:

 

Ground beef, pork, veal, lamb -- 160°F
Ground turkey, chicken -- 165°F

 

Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb:

 

Medium rare -- 145°F
Medium -- 160°F
Well Done -- 170°F

 

Poultry:

 

Chicken & Turkey, whole -- 180°F
Poultry breasts, roast -- 170°F
Poultry thighs, wings, legs -- 180°F
Duck & Goose -- 180°F
Stuffing (cooked alone or in bird) -- 165°F

 

Fresh Pork:

 

Medium -- 160°F
Well Done -- 170°F

 

Ham:

 

Fresh (raw) -- 160°F
Pre-cooked (to reheat) -- 140°F