How do you know when your steak is done? Or your burger or roast for that matter? This is just one of the most common questions we get asked. The answer is simple: when your thermometer says it’s done.
Last week, Chef Andrew Stevens joined Andrew Dobson from dobbernationLOVES and me, Heather Travis at Sierra West Ranch for an amazing beef meal. Chef Andrew cooked up AMAZING Canadian rib-eye steaks, and a fresh medley of veggies and potatoes Chef Andrew picked himself that morning!
When making our meal, Chef Andrew whipped out his handy dandy food thermometer and checked to see what temperature they were at. I quite literally squealed with excitement when I saw this. When I asked Chef Andrew why he uses a thermometer and not the ‘touch’ method many Chefs use, his response was this, “it’s the only way to know exactly when your beef is done just the way you like it.”
And so, the answer to the question “how do I know when my beef is done?” is: “when the thermometer says so!”
Chef Andrew let the steaks rest before carving them against the grain. Two more great tips for ensuring your Canadian beef is cooked & served to perfection.
Here’s a handy chart to show ideal temperatures for each done-ness level:
A huge thanks to Chef Andrew Stevens from Vintage Group for joining us and making a special Ranch visit even more memorable with an amazing beef meal! These folks know their Canadian beef!
If you want to cook your own steaks perfectly, just watch this quick video.
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