Some Tips For Cooking Beef:
• To defrost a frozen steak, leave in refrigerator overnight. To marinate a frozen steak, place frozen meat in marinade in a sealed container in the refrigerator and allow to defrost and marinate at the same time.
• The easiest way to cook a roast to the doneness you desire is to use an oven thermometer (see doneness guide). Remember to let roasts set for 15-20 minutes after removed from the oven before serving. During this time, the temperature of the roast will continue to rise 5-10 degrees, so be sure to take this into account when deciding when to take the roast out of the oven.
To cook beef safely and to the desired doneness every time, there is no better tool than a digital meat thermometer. The recommendations presented below are good guidelines for ensuring safe cooking. Remember that the temperature of large roasts will rise 5-10 degrees after being removed from the heat source.
- Rare 125-130 degrees F
- Medium-Rare 130-140 degrees F
- Medium 140-150 degrees F
- Medium-Well 150-160 degrees F.