How each person orders their beef is an artwork and master piece all in its own. Every order a person gives is unique and special to their specific tastes. There is no right or wrong way (although some people may disagree) to order your steaks and beef. To make it a little easier and more clear of how to order your steaks, we have put together an “Ordering Beef 4-1-1,” which explains the “Degrees of Doneness.”
Degrees of Doneness refers to the different temperatures that beef is cooked to and how much a red center will remain at the center of piece of beef. The most common terms used in managing the Degrees of Doneness are: rare, medium rare, medium, and well done. There are a few times when people may either ask for their beef very rare or well done, also.
A rare steak means that the beef was cooked to 140 degrees fahrenheit, and has a thick red center. The steak has been seared just enough on the outside to be consumed safely.
Medium rare steaks are cooked only 5 degrees more than rare, reaching 145 degrees fahrenheit. The red center is still present in the beef, but a pink ring begins to make itself present.
Steaks that are cooked to a temperature of 160 degrees fahrenheit are considered to be medium. Pink becomes the primary color in the center of the beef.
It is commonly joked about that people who order their steaks well done, have ruined the piece of beef. But, it is not uncommon or unheard of for someone to be a fan of the well done steak. Steaks prepared to a well done status are brought up to 170 degrees fahrenheit and have a very thin line of pink in the middle.
Again, for all our beef eaters, there is no wrong way or right way to order your beefs and steaks. However you order yours, we look forward to making it just the way you want it.