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The Perfect Pre Steak

Use this chart to achieve your preferred temperature and impress all your dinner guests. Don't forget your digital meat thermometer.

The Perfect Pre Steak

Use this chart to achieve your preferred temperature.
Don't forget your meat thermometer.

Steak is a staple in so many meals due to its versatility, flavor profile, and numerous ways it can be served. Whether you like your steak all natural and served alone or spiced up and served with all the fixins’; knowing the proper way to cook steak is paramount to keeping the flavors in tact and not overcooking your steak.


There are several factors to take into consideration when cooking up that oh so delicious steak dinner. How you’re cooking the steak, what you’re preparing it with, the specific cut of steak, and the temperature you want it cooked at all play a role in getting your steak to be Gordon Ramsey approved.


We know this sounds like a lot, but don’t worry; we’ve created comprehensive guides to help get your meal out of the kitchen and onto the table. We cover everything from cooking styles to steak temperatures. And hey, you seem like a great person so we’ll even throw in a few amazing recipes that will impress your guests and turn you into the culinary mastermind you’ve always dreamed of being!

What steak are you cooking?

Click on the name of the steak below you'd like to get the cooking time and temperatures for.

Top Sirloin

Temperature (Coolest Spot) Average Time / Side

RARE

95 — 105°F

Average 5 — 6 min/side

MEDIUM RARE

105 — 115°F

Average 6 — 8 min/side

MEDIUM

115 — 125°F

Average 10 — 13 min/side

MEDIUM WELL

125 — 135°F

Average 10 — 13 min/side

Top Sirloin

Temperature (Coolest Spot) Average Time / Side

RARE

95 — 105°F

Average 56 min/side

MEDIUM RARE

105 — 115°F

Average 6 — 8 min/side

MEDIUM

115 — 125°F

Average 1013 min/side

MEDIUM WELL

125 — 135°F

Average 1013 min/side

Cooking Times for Top Sirloin Steak

Cooking times vary depending on how done you want your Top Sirloin. Average cooking times for top sirloin are anywhere from 5–13 minutes per side. Rare top sirloins will have a center temperature anywhere between 95–105°F. A medium well top sirloin’s center will be between 125–135°F. Want to know more about the All Around Ace? Learn more here.

FEATURED RECIPE

Easy Asian Steak and Noodle Bowl

Paleo — Whole30

FEATURED RECIPE

Thai Coconut Red Curry with Steak

Keto — Paleo — Whole30

FEATURED RECIPE

Heirloom Tomato Peach Steak Salad

Gluten-free — Paleo

Filet Mignon

Temperature (Coolest Spot) Average Time / Side

RARE

95 — 105°F

Average 3.5 — 4 min/side

MEDIUM RARE

105 — 115°F

Average 4 — 4.5 min/side

MEDIUM

125 — 135°F

Average 4.5— 5 min/side

MEDIUM WELL

135 — 145°F

Average 5 — 5.5 min/side

Cooking Times for Filet Mignon Steak

The ideal cooking time for a filet mignon ranges from 3.5 minutes per side to 5.5 minutes per side. If you like your filet’s rare, the internal temperature should be between 95-105°F. A medium well filet mignon will have a center temperature of 125-135°F. Want to know more? Learn more about filet mignon here.

FEATURED RECIPE

Grilled Filet Mignon with Balsamic Reduction

Paleo — Keto — Gluten-free

FEATURED RECIPE

Seared Filet Bites with Horseradish Sauce

Keto — Paleo — Whole30 — Gluten-free

FEATURED RECIPE

Sweet Pea Mint Pesto with Cauliflower Filet Mignon

Paleo

Filet Mignon

Temperature (Coolest Spot) Average Time / Side

RARE

95 — 105°F

Average 3.5 — 4 min/side

MEDIUM RARE

105 — 115°F

Average 4 — 4.5 min/side

MEDIUM

125 — 135°F

Average 4.5 — 5 min/side

MEDIUM WELL

135 — 145°F

Average 5 — 5.5 min/side

Petite Sirloin

Temperature (Coolest Spot) Average Time / Side

RARE

95 — 105°F

Average 3.5 — 4 min/side

MEDIUM RARE

105 — 115°F

Average 4 — 4.5 min/side

MEDIUM

125 — 135°F

Average 4.5 — 5 min/side

MEDIUM WELL

135 — 145°F

Average 5 — 5.5 min/side

Ribeye

Temperature (Coolest Spot) Average Time / Side

RARE

95 — 105°F

Average 3.5 — 4 min/side

MEDIUM RARE

105 — 115°F

Average 4 — 4.5 min/side

MEDIUM

115 — 125°F

Average 4.5 — 5 min/side

MEDIUM WELL

125 — 135°F

Average 5.5 — 6 min/side

Cooking Times for Ribeye Steak

Ribeye is an amazing cut of steak and requires cooking for 3.5 minutes to 6 minutes per side depending on how rare you want yours. Internal temperature for a rare ribeye ranges from 95-105°F. A medium well ribeye steak will have a temperature of 125-135°F. Learn more about ribeye here.

FEATURED RECIPE

Chimichurri
Ribeye Steak

Whole30 — Paleo — Keto — Gluten-free

FEATURED RECIPE

Cashew Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Keto — Paleo — Whole30

FEATURED RECIPE

Herbed Ghee Basted Ribeye with Seasoned Frites

Whole30

Ribeye

Temperature (Coolest Spot) Average Time / Side

RARE

95 — 105°F

Average 3.5 — 4 min/side

MEDIUM RARE

105 — 115°F

Average 4 — 4.5 min/side

MEDIUM

115 — 125°F

Average 4.5 — 5 min/side

MEDIUM WELL

125 — 135°F

Average 5.5 — 6 min/side

New York Strip

Temperature (Coolest Spot) Average Time / Side

RARE

90 — 100°F

Average 3 — 4 min/side

MEDIUM RARE

100 — 110°F

Average 4 — 5 min/side

MEDIUM

115 — 125°F

Average 5 — 6 min/side

MEDIUM WELL

125 — 135°F

Average 6 — 7 min/side

Cooking Times for New York Strip Steak

New York Strip steaks are delicious and can have a great flavor if cooked properly. Cooking times for a NY Strip range anywhere from 3 – 7 minutes per side. Depending on how well you want your NY strip cooked, internal temperatures range from 90°F to 135°F.

FEATURED RECIPE

Authentic
Carne Asada

Whole30 — Paleo — Keto — Gluten-free

FEATURED RECIPE

Sweet Potato and Beef Hash with Poached Eggs

Paleo — Whole30 — Gluten-free

FEATURED RECIPE

Grilled Sriracha Marinated New York Strip Steak

Paleo — Keto — Gluten-free

Petite Sirloin

Temperature (Coolest Spot) Average Time / Side

RARE

95 — 105°F

Average 3.5 — 4 min/side

MEDIUM RARE

105 — 115°F

Average 4 — 4.5 min/side

MEDIUM

125 — 135°F

Average 4.5 — 5 min/side

MEDIUM WELL

135 — 145°F

Average 5 — 5.5 min/side

Cooking Times for Petite Sirloin

Petite Sirloin steaks will cook pretty fast, their cooking times range from 3.5 to 5.5 minutes per side. Internal temperatures for a petite sirloin will range from 95 degrees to 145°F depending on how well you want it cooked. Learn more about Petite Sirloin.

New York Strip

Temperature (Coolest Spot) Average Time / Side

RARE

90 — 100°F

Average 3 —4 min/side

MEDIUM RARE

100 — 110°F

Average 4 — 5 min/side

MEDIUM

115 — 125°F

Average 5 — 6 min/side

MEDIUM WELL

125 — 135°F

Average 6 — 7 min/side

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