How can you tell when food is done? One way is to check the appearance: ground beef will have no trace of pink and fish will flake easily with a fork. However, the safest way to ensure that food is cooked all the way through is to test the internal temperature. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, without touching any bone.

Here are the internal doneness temperatures for various types of food:

Ground Beef

165°F

Whole Chicken

160°F

Chicken Thighs

160°F

Chicken Breasts

170°F

Pork

165°F

Steak, Medium Rare

145°F

Steak, Medium

160°F

Steak, Well Done

170°F

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