Degree of steak doneness

Name the different degrees of doneness on a steak.
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Last updated: December 15, 2016
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Temperature
Answer
115°F (46°C)
Blue rare
125°F (52°C)
Rare
130°F (55°C)
Medium rare
140°F (60°C)
Medium
150°F (66°C)
Medium well
160°F (71°C)
Well done
>160°F (71°C)
Overcooked
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Level 63
Dec 15, 2016
You might as well change all of the last four answers to overcooked. Anything over medium rare is a sin.
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Level 72
Dec 15, 2016
I never heard the term blue rare before. As for the last one, I tried burnt, ruined, overdone. Didn't get overcooked.
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Level 80
Sep 19, 2023
"Burned" got me credit for overcooked. I entered it half in jest, but am happy enough with the result.

Blue rare was the easiest for me, because that's how I always order mine. 😆

When I was a teenager (many, many years ago, now) I went to France on holiday with my family and I ordered a steak at dinner one night. The waiter asked how I wanted it, and I wasn't certain what the French word for "rare" was, so I tried explaining with a phrase, e.g.: "Euh... pas bien cuit" ("not well done")...

After a few seconds, the waiter had a moment of clarity and held up his finger, smiling at me: "Ah! 'Bleu'!"

Sounded good to me. "Oui," I enthusiastically answered, "bleu!"

Well, I got it "bleu" all right. And I'll be damned if that wasn't the best steak I've ever had in my life. Have ordered it the same way ever since.

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Level 69
Mar 22, 2018
There are restaurants that use the 'blue' in their names referring to that particular degree of steak preparation.
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Level 77
Sep 19, 2023
One of the best steaks I’ve ever had was actually a tuna steak. I was skeptical at first, but wow… that well-prepared medium tuna steak was amazing. I wonder what internal temperatures a tuna steak needs to hit…
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Level 59
Sep 19, 2023
Please accept answers like "raw" and "burned." Requiring me to think of exactly the word you have in mind is not good quizzing.
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Level 80
Sep 19, 2023
"Burned" works.

"Blue rare" is not just the word the quiz setter happens to have in mind; it's a technical(ly correct) term. "Raw" isn't the same thing; note that the category for blue rare starts at 115° (46°C). An actual raw steak (e.g.: not cooked at all, or cooked to some much lower internal temperature) is not blue rare.

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Level 65
Sep 19, 2023
Well done fans, rise up.