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Does every thing take longer to cook at higher elevation? I cooked a beef rib roast and cooking instruction said 2 hours to get to 135 it too

We are at around 4800 ft above sea level.

asked by FRANKO'S about 5 years ago
5 answers 2139 views
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added about 5 years ago

I'd check the temperature of the oven with a separate oven thermometer. It might just be your oven is a bit cool. I live above 7000 feet and never really have to change my cooking times for meat.

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added about 5 years ago

Baking and boiling an egg are much different at higher altitudes. Most cook books are based on sea level cooking. Roasting etc are the same at any altitude as it is the temp that matters not the altitude.

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added about 5 years ago

Having lived and cooked from 5000 ft to 11,000 ft elevation, the short answer is YES . Really amazed how I had to shift cooking times, including boiling water, at sea level where I now live. Takes less time. And as you know baking has its own unique criteria that must be met at high altitude. Takes longer to reach heat at alititude.

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added about 5 years ago

The first time I made Thanksgiving at 8000 feet, we ate really late!

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added about 5 years ago

Yes the cooking process does take longer. I know if you google it there may be a cooking elevation chart.

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