(Closed) Steak and pregnancy, the great pink debate

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When a bun is in the oven, the steak is
    rare : (4 votes)
    5 %
    med rare : (16 votes)
    19 %
    med : (20 votes)
    23 %
    med well : (20 votes)
    23 %
    well done : (19 votes)
    22 %
    moooooooooooooooooooo : (7 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I LOVE rare steak (steak tartar, steak carpaccio, rare ribeye, yum!!)  I have eaten steak only occasionally during my pregnancy so far, but when I have ordered it I have ordered it medium rare.  It’s not remotely enjoyable for me otherwise.  Bad mommy!  I do get hamburgers cooked medium. 

    Post # 4
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My husband is taking me to a brazillian steakhouse this weekend for my birthday and I’m worried about what to get.  I think it really depends on the cut of meat you’re getting, since some can be eaten more rare than others without risk of salmonella.  I’m probably going to stick with medium/medium-well. 

    Post # 5
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I can’t really do steak during pregnancy, but when I do, I stick with my regular medium rare.  I think it just depends on your personal feelings on the risk of listeria and other bacteria.

    Post # 6
    2410 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think medium well is best for me although Darling Husband always flips out and tries to make me eat it well done. That is never happening haha.

    Post # 7
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I ate steak every Friday while I was pregnant. I craved it like nothing else!!!! I always had mine medium =)

    Post # 8
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’re being cautious and cooking all meat till there is no pink.

    I do lurve a medium steak though. Sigh. We’re making a dry aged prime rib in a couple weeks and I’ll have to eat that puppy cooked all the way through – wah.

    Post # 9
    2821 posts
    Sugar bee

    During college I worked in a steakhouse, it was a chain, but they would serve steaks anywhere from med rare to well since the bacteria is on the outside and it can be seared off.  We were not allowed to take orders for hamburgers under med well  though since hamburger meat is blended so the bacteria could be anywhere.

    Post # 10
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I always eat my burgers and steaks med rare, but when I’m pregnant I will eat them cooked to at least medium, if not med well. I will feel much more comfortable this way.

    Post # 11
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I love my steaks, med rare, yet once I’m preggers, medimum it will be. 

    Post # 12
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

     In the last couple of months Darling Husband and I have decided not to eat beef anymore. But prior to that When I used to eat beef I would always have it well done, regardless of whether I was pregnant or not. I’m just not comfortable eating partially raw meat.

    Post # 13
    7409 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I always had them medium.

    Post # 14
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I didn’t realize you couldn’t eat rare steak while you were pregnant. Hmm…well that gets rid of the baby fever I was starting to feel. I don’t smoke and rarely drink, but God do I love me some rare (bloody) steak! 

    Post # 15
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I usually have mine medium-rare to medium, but during pregnancy, I had them well done. I wanted no extra risks.

    Post # 16
    621 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had a few steaks during my pregnancy and all of them i ordered medium well and it did not cause any problems 🙂

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