ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Steak: Rare, Medium, or Well Done?

Updated on September 12, 2014

Steak Doneness: How Do You Like It?

Steak: Rare, Medium, or Well Done?

Some people want their steaks well done: Charred on the outside, thoroughly brown and chewy on the inside. Others want their steaks done medium or medium rare, with a warm, succulent, juicy pink center. And some people want their steaks so rare that it practically moos when they stick a fork in it.

So what kind of a steak eater are you? Do you prefer a crispy critter, or do you like your steaks pink and juicy?

Levels of Steak Doneness

Degrees of Cooking

Well done: Grayish-brown with no sign of pink, usually slightly charred on the outside. Cooking a good steak to this level of doneness is a challenge. It has to be done slowly on low heat, or else you end up with shoe leather.

Medium well: Mostly gray-brown throughout, but with a hint of pale pink inside. Good for someone who wants an ever-so-slightly juicy steak, but detests any sign of "blood" in their meat.

Medium: A more pronounced band of pink in the middle of the steak. However, there should still be slightly more gray-brown than pink coloration.

Medium rare: Warm and mostly pink to red center. Firm on the outside, soft and juicy on the inside.

Rare: Cool or warm red center. It's nearly like raw meat, but obviously cooked on the outside.

Very rare or blue: Red, cool, and practically raw. It's barely cooked for the true carnivores amongst us.

Raw: I think this one is self-explanatory. Die-hard carnivores can go for this.

Isn't Eating Undercooked Meat Bad For You?

When it comes to things like chicken, pork and ground beef, yes, definitely! But the risk for steak is different. If a cut of steak is going to have any bacteria, it's just about always going to be on the outside. Steak doesn't contain the parasites that plague chickens and pigs. However, the outside should be cooked and handled with clean instruments.

Ground beef, on the other hand, is going to have bacteria spread throughout. You are more likely to get E. Coli by eating undercooked ground beef. Go for a well-done hamburger.

Our biggest worry with chicken meat is salmonella. It's very common for chickens to carry salmonella, which permeates its flesh. The only way to kill the salmonella is to thoroughly cook the chicken meat.

Undercooked pork is potentially even worse than undercooked chicken. There's a risk of developing trichinosis as a result of eating undercooked pork... if the pig was infected the larvae of a trichina worm.

But I Don't Want My Steak to Bleed!

People who love rare steak usually fend off this objection with, "It's not blood, it's MEAT JUICE!" (Or they just grin carnivorously and say that the "blood" is the best part.)

The squeamish people scoff and throw up a wall of skepticism. "Yeah, right. So what exactly IS meat juice, anyway?"

That "meat juice" is mostly water, fat and myoglobin. Did you know the real reason raw meat looks so red is because of myoglobin protein in the muscles? Contrary to popular belief, it's not because of the hemoglobin found in blood.

A quality steak that's been properly drained and cleaned should contain hardly any blood at all, even when it's served rare.

YOUR TURN!

Steak: Pink Center or Crispy Critter?

Give me my tender pink steak!

Give me my tender pink steak!

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Fern Bailey 11 days ago from Michigan

      There is nothing like a medium-rare Ribeye! (Mouth is watering)

    • Mari 20 months ago

      You're an idiot if you think well done steak has to be dry, chewy and/or charred. I don't eat meat that resembles my period; even on a light day and there's something wrong with that! A real chef should be able to cook a juicy well done steak even if he personally prefers his so rare that it' s practically still moving otherwise he/she is just an incompetent asshat.

    • Mari 20 months ago

      You're an idiot if you think well done steak has to be dry, chewy and/or charred. I don't eat meat that resembles my period; even on a light day and there's something wrong with that! A real chef should be able to cook a juicy well done steak even if he personally prefers his so rare that it' s practically still moving otherwise he/she is just an incompetent asshat.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      Anything past medium tastes like a boot, bacteria cannot pass through meat protein therefore as long as you cook the outside there is absolutely no chance for food poisoning! Get your facts straight! You just can't beat the amazing taste of a tender medium rare steak.

    • Tess 2 years ago

      Medium to medium well. I don't want to cut into a steak that fills a plate of blood resembling liquid.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      Garcon- I couldn't care less about how expert a chef is. I am the expert of what I want to eat, not the chef. If eating raw meat is a market of class, then you definitely have more class then you know what to do with..

    • Carnivore 2 years ago

      I eat raw

    • Garçon 2 years ago

      Anyone who orders a steak well done should be politely told no and asked to leave the restaurant if s/he insists; the chef is the expert, not the customer. There is a reason chefs recommend medium rare, and a reputable chef will not cook a steak past medium, even for a child. For that matter, young children do not belong in true restuarants. Those of us on this side of the column know this is simply called class. A1 is trashy. God gave steak all the juices it needs when cooked properly.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      I usually get medium since most places around where I live seem to cook it rarer than what I order. When I go to a good steakhouse I usually get medium rare. I would rather have well done than rare, though.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      Medium rare sounds like the perfect steak for me!

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      Medium rare sounds like the perfect steak for me!

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      medium rare keeps meat taste and protein.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      rare

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      Neeh, in my mind if you like well-done steak, you might as well be eating chicken.

    • Melanie Wilcox 2 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      rare or medium rare -but closer to rare for sure! Yes, occasionally I have a nice awesome cut steak! :D

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      i prefer blue rare :D ... mmmhhhh :3

    • Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Love a medium rare steak

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      well God killed the first animal to cover Adam and Eve, and I am at most I bet they ate the animal to fill them.

    • amswan 3 years ago

      I love rare steak!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Medium Rare but closer to Medium on occasions

    Give me my crispy critter!

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      • Zeus 6 months ago

        Make it the way I order it, or you can pay for it and don't forget to tip your server.

      • Rachel L Alba 9 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        I like my steak medium. It's hard to get it like that though. Either they over cook it or under cook it.

      • pete 9 months ago

        if you order your steak well done, well, or medium you might as well not talk to me because that is the most disgusting thing ever its practically eating a boot and you have no class if you ordered a steak well done at a nice restraunt i hope they kick you out and if they dont i hope they spit in your food because that choice is just awful and nasty

      • Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

        I actually like my steak between medium and medium rear, if that makes any sense.

      • Ruz reuben 2 years ago

        Medium.

        Medium rare is too ...UNDER.

        Medium well is too ...CHEWY.

      • Anon 2 years ago

        Ribeye - Rare to Bleu

      • Garçon 2 years ago

        Anyone who orders a steak well done should be politely told no and asked to leave the restaurant if s/he insists; the chef is the expert, not the customer. There is a reason chefs recommend medium rare, and a reputable chef will not cook a steak past medium, even for a child. For that matter, young children do not belong in true restuarants.

      • Cleo 2 years ago

        To all that seem to like UNDER COOKED MEAT, you must have sensitive teeth or something because ALL MEATS SHOULD BE COOKED TILL DONE meaning no pink nowhere.

      • anonymous 2 years ago

        well done and quit trying to make well done or completely cooked would be a better term sound like it is horrible way to eat something by calling it "crispy critter" or "chewy" Since you already pre labeled well done as crispy critter I don't have any other selection button

      • anonymous 2 years ago

        I'm pregnant and I rather my steak well done than to risk my baby's health!

      • Sara2901 3 years ago

        Well done

      • Andromachi 3 years ago

        i like it medium well

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Undercooked beef (yes, that means rare steak) can give you TAPEWORMS. See wiki post on beef tapeworms.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Medium Well. Not too hard, mot too soft. =)

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I like my stake well done

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Medium well!

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        medium well. I don't like seeing pink, but I dislike charred meat even more.

      • Doc_Holliday 3 years ago

        Well done - just short of charcoaled

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I like it practically burnt.

      • Beatlechan 4 years ago

        I usually like mines medium well to well done. If I'm in charge of the grill, I usually make mines burnt. I know it's bad for me but I love the taste and texture of burnt.

      To Be More Specific...

      How would you like your steak?

      See results

      Funny Video: A Warning Against Mad Cow Disease

      Moo! Have Your Say

        0 of 8192 characters used
        Post Comment

        • profile image

          anonymous 9 years ago

          I think I hear the cows in the barn hollering "Eat Chicken"! LOL - Kathy

        • GypsyPirate LM profile image

          GypsyPirate LM 9 years ago

          Well done is for shoe soles. Rare is the way to go. (I think I hear PrettyBullet's cows talking too though...)

        • profile image

          Donna_Fallon 9 years ago

          Hiya,

          Fab Lens,5 stars!,Have a look at how to lose belly fat .

          Donna :0)

          Take a look and

          Join my fan club

        • profile image

          ElenaFraga 9 years ago

          Medium to medium rare.... Yuuuumiiii!! The pinkier the better. Life is too short. We might as well enjoy it while we live it!!! . We eat all the rare meat we want and enjoy...

          In fact, This lens opened my apetite.. I'll order Medium Prime Rib tonight

          I wish there was a Lawrys around Miami...

        • TriviaChamp profile image

          TriviaChamp 9 years ago

          Great topic! Personally I like it with lots of blood!

          ~Jane

        • ElizabethJeanAl profile image

          ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

          You're making me hungry! I haven't had dinner yet.

          5 stars

          Lizzy

        • RuthCoffee profile image

          RuthCoffee 8 years ago

          Great debate, people feel strongly about this sometimes!

        • profile image

          fireheart 8 years ago

          medium rare with emphasis on the rare. my brother-in-law and stepson like their steak well done. I think I'll take ach22687's advice and start serving them beef jerky rather spending good money on steak to ruin for them.

        • profile image

          meatman 8 years ago

          Check out da meatman at www.MeatmanSteaks.com!

        • profile image

          rockycha 8 years ago

          Great topic, high fives, love the debate, and lensrolled to my gourmet steaks. :)

        • papawu profile image

          papawu 8 years ago

          I pretty much like my beef medium rare to medium. I have some friends though that like everything almost to the point of being charred or burned, but I simply can't see myself eating a piece of seasoned rubber.

        • chefkeem profile image

          Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

          I'll have what papawu's having...

        • italianheart92 lm profile image

          italianheart92 lm 7 years ago

          Love this lens awesome job! :)

        • profile image

          how-to-cook-eggs 7 years ago

          very interesting and helpful thanx. 5

        • poptastic profile image

          Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

          I like my steak a little between medium and well-done. I also think this is a well-done lens, packed with information, with a lot of interaction going on! *blessed*

        • profile image

          MartinPrestovic 7 years ago

          Very good lens! Thought I'd post a comment to have my say. I love my steak well done. Tender, juicy, really tasty... lip-smacking goodness you can only find in quality meat that's cooked just right, not too raw, not too charred. I am saving you to my favorite list!

        • clouda9 lm profile image

          clouda9 lm 7 years ago

          Interesting read - medium well on my steak btw!

          This great food debate has been added to www.foodloversweb.com! Come join in on the food fun!

        • profile image

          anonymous 6 years ago

          Nice lens i prefer mine still making a noise as do my dogs

        • jodijoyous profile image

          jodijoyous 6 years ago from New York

          Medium rare for me. My dad likes it "black and blue" (practically still mooing). His dad liked it "cremated." Go figure.

        • profile image

          SofiaMann 6 years ago

          Well done for me please. I do not like is the corpse on the plate. Nice

        • profile image

          anonymous 6 years ago

          Thank you for the great steak cooking info. My husband loves steak and now maybe I can cook it just right for him ;)

        • jolou profile image

          jolou 6 years ago

          Great lens and subject.

        • profile image

          anonymous 6 years ago

          Love a good steak from the grill, medium rare at most to retain the flavor and juices.

        • profile image

          southcarolinaweb 6 years ago

          I like steak.

        • profile image

          anonymous 6 years ago

          your making me want a steak now!...great lens

        • Mrmakingusmile LM profile image

          Mrmakingusmile LM 6 years ago

          Serve it up now! Thanks for making me smile.

        • SciTechEditorDave profile image

          David Gardner 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

          Nice lens! Thanks for making my hungry! I've liked, thumbs-upped, favorited, and lensrolled your masterpiece! Congrats on a great job!

        • jojokaya lm profile image

          jojokaya lm 6 years ago

          I like steak, medium one...

        • george185 lm profile image

          george185 lm 6 years ago

          I'm boring, I'll have to go with medium

        • profile image

          ratetea 6 years ago

          I love the taste of raw beef, but I rarely eat beef, except in Pho. And then, it's not normal steak, it's all the tough cuts of beef that I like: brisket, flank, tendon, and tripe. Sounds gross, I know, but it really hits the spot. And as much as I like steak rare, if you're eating something like fatty flank, it's gotta be thoroughly cooked or it can come out pretty inedible. But in Pho, fatty flank is about as good as it gets! Sooooo tasty!

        • sorana lm profile image

          sorana lm 6 years ago

          I'll have to go with well done.

        • sushilkin lm profile image

          sushilkin lm 6 years ago

          I am vegggie food lover.. Thanks for sharing nice Stuff here!!

        • sushilkin lm profile image

          sushilkin lm 6 years ago

          I am vegggie food lover.. Thanks for sharing nice Stuff here!!

        • profile image

          anonymous 6 years ago

          Can't go wrong with a nice piece of tender steak

        • UKGhostwriter profile image

          UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

          Steak is one of them things you can't go cheap on!

        • QuinnWolf LM profile image

          QuinnWolf LM 5 years ago

          When I was a kid I like my steak well done. It's funny, as I've gotten older I like it more and more rare to the point that I now order it as medium. Next thing you know, I'll be eating it raw.

        • profile image

          BellParc 5 years ago

          Thanks for the lens! I always do medium-rare (which is what I have in my lens) but you can adapt it so easily! Love that you're promoting different cooking styles!

        • profile image

          JoshK47 5 years ago

          I'm very partial to my steak mooing just a little bit when I eat it - too rare and I feel that it doesn't have quite as much flavor and a less appealing texture.

        • WorldVisionary3 profile image

          WorldVisionary3 5 years ago

          Nice lens, even though I don't eat red meat!

        • MamaBelle profile image

          Francis Luxford 5 years ago from United Kingdom

          I love a good steak. It's usually medium rare for me.

        • Fcuk Hub profile image

          Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

          I never ever had a steak and can't even imagine what it must taste like to have it raw. But each to their own.

        • seanjennin profile image

          seanjennin 5 years ago

          I think I made a mistake,... Did you say "Steak"?

        • rangiiria profile image

          rangiiria 5 years ago

          I like my steak medium rare. In some countries they feed them grain. The flavour is ... different.

        • Scarlettohairy profile image

          Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          Medium well to well. More well.

        • profile image

          treasuretops 5 years ago

          Medium Rare every time, great lens. Thanks for info.

        • profile image

          noland1977 5 years ago

          Medium rare for me. If not, I'll send it back. While I do enjoy it lightly salted with salt and pepper, I find the best flavor is enjoyed in the purity of as is.

        • verymary profile image

          Mary 5 years ago from Chicago area

          Great steaks just need a bit of salt and pepper. But I've had lots of good preparations over the years. Can't have steak every week, but it's a treat when we do!

        • JackNimble profile image

          JackNimble 5 years ago

          great info. Thanks

        • profile image

          dannystaple 5 years ago

          I love it peppered, served with big chunky skin-on chips, and my wife's sautéed fine beans. Anyway - I thought this was fun. I'm sure you are enjoying the Squid HQ limelight too!

        • profile image

          TopTenLists 5 years ago

          Beef is good ... Ostrich is even better!

        • lbrummer profile image

          Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

          Nice, informative lens. Thanks

        • firstcookbooklady profile image

          Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

          I like mine plain, but, I also like adding Wild Mushroom powder. That is good, too.

        • profile image

          anonymous 5 years ago

          Nice one - a lot of people like it anyway.

        • HeatherTodd1 profile image

          HeatherTodd1 5 years ago

          Great post..Thanks for the great post..Nice

        • rosytaylor profile image

          rosytaylor 5 years ago

          Hi! This is an amazing and Awesome lens and very informative too. Thanks for sharing such a nice lens. Nicely done, Keep up your great work!

        • mariaamoroso profile image

          irenemaria 5 years ago from Sweden

          Thanks for lots of tips and info!

        • profile image

          unqedomain 5 years ago

          Thank you for the guide I really appreciate it!!!

        • CarynJSwift56889 profile image

          CarynJSwift56889 5 years ago

          prefer well done steaks~

        • Surferstorm profile image

          Surferstorm 5 years ago

          Medium rare definitely not to red and not to chewy perfect :D

        • Surferstorm profile image

          Surferstorm 5 years ago

          Medium rare definitely not to red and not to chewy perfect :D

        • Morgannafay profile image

          Morgannafay 5 years ago

          The information about steaks are spot on too. I've always read that the meat cooked on the outside kills any cooties on the steak, and that eating it rare perfectly safe.

        • worldrevivalnet profile image

          worldrevivalnet 5 years ago

          great lens!

        • profile image

          Bronnze 5 years ago

          Informative and very helpful, good lens.

        • jasminesphotogr profile image

          jasminesphotogr 5 years ago

          Very fun lens. :)

        • NightSquid LM profile image

          NightSquid LM 5 years ago

          I love a good steak don't forget a pat of butter and let it rest 10 minutes or so.

        • IvoryPearl profile image

          IvoryPearl 5 years ago

          Due to the drought in Texas, cows are dying. Enjoy your steak while you can without having to re-mortgage your house.

        • LadyCharlie profile image

          LadyCharlie 5 years ago

          Steak is great once in a while. Nice lens!

        • AvidArchie profile image

          AvidArchie 5 years ago

          I think you wrote this specifically for me! Great lens and Go Medium Rare!

        • profile image

          NidhiRajat 5 years ago

          interesting lens ...great job done!!!

        • feliciasfavs profile image

          feliciasfavs 5 years ago

          cool debate lens. I enjoyed it.

        • profile image

          RedHotDesign 5 years ago

          Great lens! Very interesting indeed! Thanks for sharing!

        • CruiseReady profile image

          CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

          Seasonings? A little Lea & Perrins, please.

        • AnnsHomeDecor profile image

          AnnsHomeDecor 5 years ago

          Cool Lens. Now I want steak for dinner.

        • sq1234 profile image

          sq1234 5 years ago

          nice one!

        • profile image

          fanmail 5 years ago

          This lens is informative and entertaining at the same time.

        • lucy439br profile image

          lucy439br 5 years ago

          Love it!

        • profile image

          omgursostupid 5 years ago

          mmmmmmmmmmmmm................tasty tasty murder ;)

        • cheech1981 profile image

          cheech1981 5 years ago

          i did a semester of culinary school and we had to try completely raw beef...it actually wasn't that bad...we put olive oil on top...i think it is served in some italian restaurants that way. anyway it's not much different than eating sushi...i like my steaks rare and medium rare though so perhaps that's why i didn't mind it. :)

        • profile image

          crudeoilsystems 5 years ago

          I prefer well done, is safe for me I suppose, but this is a good lens, thanks!!

        • LTPParents profile image

          Tracy Gibb 5 years ago

          I'm so hungry right now! I almost licked my computer screen because these steaks look so good!

        • profile image

          anonymous 5 years ago

          Go vegetarian and so NOOOOO to steak!!!

        • TheGourmetCoffe profile image

          TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

          Interesting lens, lots of great links. Well done (the lens, not the steak...no pun intended, really...).

          Thank you for sharing your insights!

        • christopherwell profile image

          christopherwell 5 years ago

          Steak! Especially slathered with Heinz 57 or A1.

        • food monkey profile image

          food monkey 5 years ago

          good information!

        • food monkey profile image

          food monkey 5 years ago

          good information!

        • profile image

          WeekendGriller 5 years ago

          Good information.

          People who eat (suffer through) well-done steak are the same ones who drink lite beer.

        • profile image

          anonymous 5 years ago

          Thanks, great steak lens.

        • Ronlove LM profile image

          Ronlove LM 5 years ago

          Good lens, lots of information

        • profile image

          cleanyoucar 5 years ago

          I like mine medium rare

        • ApplianceRepairsB profile image

          ApplianceRepairsB 5 years ago

          medium rare please!

        • profile image

          luvhammers 5 years ago

          medium to well done for me!

        • jadehorseshoe profile image

          jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

          Return Visitor. I like it here.

        • totorotube profile image

          totorotube 5 years ago

          Medium rare is the best xD

        • profile image

          anonymous 5 years ago

          I enjoyed your lens. Happy New Year!

        • benny77 profile image

          benny77 5 years ago

          Fun Lens. Thanks

        • pyngthyngs profile image

          pyngthyngs 5 years ago

          Have you used the trick using the muscle between your thumb and pointer finger to familiarize yourself with the feel of doneness of steak? It works quite well..

        • profile image

          esperso1136  5 years ago

          I have appreciate with getting lot of good and reliable, legislative information with your post.......

          Thanks for sharing such kind of nice and wonderful collection......

          If anyone else desire to get the full information about coffee with their equipments please click on these hypertext :-- koffiemolen | illy koffie | koffiesiropen | melkopschuimer| Dolce gusto cups | espresso glazen | espresso ontkalker

        • profile image

          pattywatty8 5 years ago

          this lens was great

        • profile image

          pattywatty8 5 years ago

          this lens was great

        • profile image

          duncan73 5 years ago

          very cool lens!

        • profile image

          River_Rose 5 years ago

          I like sea salt and black pepper, that's it!

        • mihgasper profile image

          Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

          Cream sauce:-)

        • newbizmau profile image

          Guided Abundance 5 years ago from Mobile, AL

          Normally I like it Medium Rare blackened, but if I want to get fancy and pull out my chef skills I like my steak prepared to a demi-gloss.

        • profile image

          phpdeveloperindia 5 years ago

          Cream Souce

        • profile image

          phpdeveloperindia 5 years ago

          Cream Sauce

        • profile image

          BradKamer 5 years ago

          I am a big fan of Montreal seasoning on my steak.

        • JoyfulReviewer profile image

          JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

          Nicely informative lens.

        • GOT LM profile image

          GOT LM 5 years ago

          Nice work.

        • profile image

          AnimalHouse 5 years ago

          Wonderful lens! I learned a lot and thanks for the information!

        • Gabriel360 profile image

          Gabriel360 5 years ago

          Hahahaha! Great and FUNNY Lens!

        • Gabriel360 profile image

          Gabriel360 5 years ago

          Hahahaha! Great and FUNNY Lens!

        • profile image

          aquarian_insight 5 years ago

          Excellent and yummy lens - now I want a steak dinner!

        • tyrosine profile image

          tyrosine 5 years ago

          medium rare is the best for me! :) never fail!

        • profile image

          anonymous 5 years ago

          Nice lens. Can't wait to show the significant other that it's really not blood on my plate!

        • digitaltree profile image

          digitaltree 5 years ago

          Nice Lens, i have try well done steak that is juicy. It all depends on the skillful chef who makes it, a bad one can give you well done steak that's not juicy.

        • joanhall profile image

          Joan Hall 5 years ago from Los Angeles

          My husband and I were eating in a restaurant once and after he bit into his steak he said, "Now I see why they don't like for people to order anything well done here. It's because they don't know how to cook it well done without burning it."

        • queenofduvetcover profile image

          queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

          Awesome lens. I always wondered if eating rare steak was bad for you. Great info! I like mine well done. =)

        • SheilaMilne profile image

          SheilaMilne 4 years ago from Kent, UK

          I like rare to medium. In France this is pretty red in the centre but in the UK it comes barely pink.

        • profile image

          anonymous 4 years ago

          just salt and pepper will do!

        • MarilynThompson profile image

          Marilyn Thompson 4 years ago from Washington State

          Chicago Blue for me - Grill-seared outside and rare in the middle.

        • Rumisglass profile image

          Rumisglass 4 years ago

          All spice all the way!

        • profile image

          bill-beaman2 4 years ago

          just salt and pepper is all I need.

        • casquid profile image

          casquid 4 years ago

          Another great lens. Many thanks for all the great insight!

        • sunny saib profile image

          sunny saib 4 years ago

          tasty lenses make me hungry!!

        • profile image

          anonymous 4 years ago

          Hungry now, yeesh.

        • CCTVwebmaster profile image

          CCTVwebmaster 4 years ago

          Wow, your lens made me really hungry! Must have steak tonight I think!

        • profile image

          Edwinrocks 4 years ago

          yummm.....

        • profile image

          MichaelRagan 4 years ago

          great lense. you should check out minehttp://www.squidoo.com/workshop/steaks2?notice=add...

        • spids1 profile image

          spids1 4 years ago

          Medium for me thanks.

        • alex89 lm profile image

          alex89 lm 4 years ago

          For steak I like medium-rare, but I do love a good carpaccio or steak tartar, which are both as raw as you get! Depending on the country I order different things to get my medium rare. In France its medium rare, in England its rare, and here in Montreal it's whatever the chef thinks is best for the cut!

        • profile image

          CristianStan 4 years ago

          I like my steak done medium well. No blood and no charred meat. Just perfect, the way it should be. I think that everyone should have their steak this way.

        • OCDiscusFish profile image

          OCDiscusFish 4 years ago

          i love steak, please check us out new to squidoo. The healthy Energy drink!!

        • profile image

          RuralFloridaLiving 4 years ago

          Love a good steak - Thanks for sharing your expertise!

        • DecoratingEvents profile image

          DecoratingEvents 4 years ago

          Thanks for an easy to understand explanation. More people need to read this so they can order what they really want!

        • profile image

          garyhennesrealtors 4 years ago

          good lens.

        • profile image

          clayva 4 years ago

          Love the Tshirts!

        • KanesCanines profile image

          KanesCanines 4 years ago

          Great lens!

        • IncomeFromHomeT profile image

          IncomeFromHomeT 4 years ago

          Something you haven't talked about here is the difference in how the cows are raised. I live in Pennsylvania and often buy from the butcher who just purchased from the farmer. The cows are pasture raised. And the meat is tasty and good! Not that long ago I was in a hurry and picked up a steak at the local supermarket. It was bland and tasteless, and most likely raised in a factory/feedlot farm. I won't do that again! Especially since the local meat is roughly comparable in price!

        • KhairuZiya profile image

          KhairuZiya 4 years ago

          nice share, thank's

        • profile image

          clerk1993 4 years ago

          steak is my favorite. well i would say medium is the best the steak.

        • profile image

          kgdunst 4 years ago

          I miss Danny Crane after reading this lens.. oh

        • profile image

          games_rush 4 years ago

          Hmm...I love steak...:)

        • profile image

          games_rush 4 years ago

          Hmm...I love steak...:)

        • Carashops profile image

          Cara 4 years ago

          All the family love a medium steak.

        • profile image

          anonymous 4 years ago

          thanks for sharing

        • spids1 profile image

          spids1 4 years ago

          Great lens very well written.

        • profile image

          anonymous 4 years ago

          Great lens!

        • victoriahaneveer profile image

          victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

          Nice lens. My steak is always medium-rare. Having it overdone and tough doesn't work for me. Neither does having it cold and looking like a good veterinarian could resurrect it.

        • kavalonthatsme profile image

          kavalonthatsme 4 years ago

          Now I am hungry, great lens.

        • captainj88 profile image

          Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

          Heinz 57, some sliced jalapenos and a well-done slab of beef sounds really good right now.

        • CynergySoftware profile image

          CynergySoftware 4 years ago

          I say burn the steak. Don't want to see any red!

        • Jogalog profile image

          Jogalog 4 years ago

          I'mso so hungry now!

        • petertraoassi2 profile image

          petertraoassi2 4 years ago

          I like to make mine medium at home and well in a restaurant!

        • profile image

          anonymous 4 years ago

          I love streaks

        • profile image

          anonymous 4 years ago

          I love streaks

        • profile image

          LadyDuck 4 years ago

          I do not like to see blood coming out of my steak, but I do not want a burnt hard steak. Medium to medium rare is the way I love my steak.

        • profile image

          ConvenientCalendar 3 years ago

          I like blue cheese crust on top of my steak!

        • garagerob profile image

          garagerob 3 years ago

          I love steaks so much and I like mine to be medium rare.. Great lens!

        • kaseyrivenburgh profile image

          kaseyrivenburgh 3 years ago

          I love steaks of any toppings

        • Rachel L Alba profile image

          Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

          I like my steaks between medium and medium rear. It's hard to get it that way, even in a restaurant. Thanks for all the information, great hub.

        Click to Rate This Article