Meat 101

Roasting Hardy Family Dinners.

Follow these simple steps for oven roasting:
  • Coat the meat with a little oil and lightly season with salt and pepper or other seasonings you prefer.
  • Add vegetables in the pan to roast along with the meat.
  • Place seasoned roast in a 350-degree, pre-heated oven and roast to these temperatures*:

    145 degrees for beef or lamb
    160 degrees for pork
    165 degrees for poultry
  • You should always use a meat thermometer to check the doneness of the meat because it is the most accurate method for making sure the meat is done.
  • Remove meat when it is 5 degrees from reaching these temperatures and let meat rest for approximately 10 minutes before slicing (keep in mind: meat continues to cook after removing it from the oven another 5-10 degrees).

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* These are USDA guidelines for proper cooking temperatures.