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Fine • Natural • Meats

Gilbert Butchery Cooking Tips

Steaks Cooking Chart

The cooking times below are in minutes and based on fully thawed steaks.

After cooking, allow the steaks to rest 3-5 minutes before serving. Verify the degree of doneness by using your kitchen thermometer.

Gas Grill: Preheat grill to 450°F, reduce to medium heat prior to cooking.

Charcoal Grill: Sear over red hot coals, for steaks over 1 1/4″ finish over indirect heat.

GRILL
Thickness 1/2" 3/4" 1" 1 1/4" 1 1/2" 1 3/4" 2" 2 1/4"
Rare 120° - 130°F First Side / After Turning 2 / 2 4 / 2 5 / 3 5 / 4 6 / 4 7 / 5 8 / 6 8 / 7-8
Medium Rare 130° - 140°F First Side / After Turning 3 / 2 4 / 3 5 / 4-5 6 / 5-6 7 / 5-6 8 / 6-7 9 / 7-8 10 / 8-9
Medium 140° - 150°F First Side / After Turning 4 / 2 5 / 3 6 / 4-5 7 / 5-6 7 / 6-7 8 / 7-8 10 / 8-9 11 / 9-10
Well Done 160° - 170°F First Side / After Turning 5 / 3 7 / 5 8 / 6-7 9 / 7-8 10/ 8-9 11/ 9-10 13 / 11-12 14 / 12-13

Temperature Chart

Rare 120 to 125 Degrees F Center is bright red, pinkish toward the exterior portion
Medium Rare 130 to 135 Degrees F Center is very pink, slightly brown toward the exterior portion
Medium 140 to 145 Degrees F Center is light pink, outer portion is brown
Medium Well 150 to 155 Degrees F Not pink
Well Done 160 + Degrees F Meat is uniformly brown throughout

Prime Rib Cooking

Prime rib claims center stage during holiday season for a very good reason. It is the king of beef cuts.

It’s called a standing rib roast because to cook it, you position the roast majestically on its rib bones in the roasting pan.

Beautifully marbled with fat, this roast is rich, juicy, and tender—a feast for the eyes and the belly.

It’s also very easy to cook. You just start it in the oven at a high temperature to get good browning on the outside of the roast, and then cook it at a lower temperature to make sure the meat in the center doesn’t get over cooked.

Courtesy of Simply Recipes

Roasting Times

Size Serves Appox. Weight Total (est.) Cooking Time to Reach 120 to 125°F (350°F Oven — 15 to 20 min. per lb.)
3 Ribs 6 People 8 to 10 lbs. 1.5 to 1.75 hrs.
4 Ribs 8 People 11 to 13 lbs. 1.75 to 2.25 hrs.
5 Ribs 10 People 14 to 16 lbs. 2.25 hrs to 2.75 hrs.
6 Ribs 12 People 17 to 19 lbs. 3 hrs to 3.25 hrs.
7 Ribs 14 People 20 to 22 lbs. 3.25 hrs to 4 hrs.

*Roasting times are approximate. Use a meat thermometer to determine your preferred cook temperature