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How To Cook The Perfect Steak, Every Time

You should really invest in a meat thermometer.

When it comes to cooking meat, the safest way is often the best way.

According to Health Canada, when cooking pork, you should aim for an internal temperature of 160°F, while a whole chicken should reach 180°F.

Steak, however, is one piece of meat that has a wide temperature range. If you like steak well-done, Health Canada recommends cooking it until it reaches 170°F. Prefer it a little rare? Medium-rare steaks are cooked to 145°F.

But what if you like your steak really rare? Most steakhouses offer up 'black and blue steaks' or 'blue steaks which are cooked to under 120°F and are charred on the outside, while raw on the inside. While these aren't recommended, they are still considered safe.

In the video above by Eater, Nick Solares of The Meat Show, explains why using a meat thermometer is the best way to cook a steak, and how the colour of your steak shouldn't be used to determine doneness.

How do you take your steak? Let us know in the comments below.

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