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Festival Foods

Cooking Instructions Print Version

For additional cooking instructions, please see the chef's tips and the USDA cooking recommendations

Servings per pound: 2 to 4

1. Oven

Bake or broil. These work well baked at 375-400°F for 10-15 minutes or until desired doneness.

2. Grill

Direct heat is best unless cooking to well done. Then start with direct until a nice brown is achieved and then move to indirect heat to finish. This will help retain the juiciness.

Settings and timing

Cook for 6-12 minutes or until desired doneness is reached. The finger test does not work well with burgers.

Chef's tip

Seasoning: A big slab of Colby jack and a bratwurst patty make an amazing double delight!

3. Stove Top

Start with medium high heat and then turn down to medium if cooking to well done.

USDA Cooking Recommendations

Safe cooking recommendations from the United States Department of Agriculture

Please note: Colors referenced below refer to pop-up timers. Pop-up timers are available at the service meat counter in the Meat Department or ask one of our meat and seafood experts.

Yellow to Medium Rare: 138°F - Beef only

Red to Medium: 144°F - Beef only

Green to Medium Well: 157°F - Pork and Beef

Blue to Well Done: 168°F - Pork, Beef, Poultry