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BBQ experts share perfect temperatures to cook meats – including chicken

With the high temperatures getting us in the mood for summer, many people will be thinking about dusting off the BBQ and inviting friends round for a feast in the back garden.

However, it is important to make sure you are cooking meat on the BBQ at the correct temperature to avoid food poisoning.

Here are some expert tips on the exact temperature you should BBQ different meats at.

Experts from have warned that cooking meat on the BBQ is not the same as cooking it on the hob or in an oven.

Ashleigh Tosh at said: ‘As soon as the sun starts shining, it’s hard to resist the temptation of tucking into a delicious BBQ.

However, there’s a potential danger that comes with cooking meats like beef burgers and pork on the BBQ, especially for those inexperienced with the cooking appliance.

According to MuscleFood, the best temperature to cook beef burgers on the BBQ at is from 71ºC to 74ºC.

Beef burgers are best cooked medium rare to well done – however, if you take them off the grill too early, you could end up with throwing up the next day due to food poisoning.

MuscleFood states that hot dogs should be cooked at a slightly higher temperature than beef burgers, from 74ºC to 75ºC.

It is important to make sure that hotdogs are cooked evenly throughout, as they can look cooked at the ends but may be pink in the middle.

Pork can be cooked at a slightly lower temperature than burgers and hotdogs, according to MuscleFood, at 63ºC to 66ºC.

However, it’s not just the appearance of pork that can show whether its been undercooked, it’s also the texture.

Source of data and images: metro

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