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Cooked Meat
Cooked Meat
Sates your hunger and provides health while being digested. Wild carnivores will eat it, but prefer raw meat.
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in
Spoils to
Stack size
50 / 40
Decomposes in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 14 1 0 0
cheat gfi cookedmeat 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_CookedMeat.PrimalItemConsumable_CookedMeat'" 1 0 0
Crafting XP
0 XP
Used to craft

Cooked Meat is a food item in ARK: Survival Evolved. It can be obtained by cooking Raw Meat at a Campfire Campfire or Industrial Grill Industrial Grill. It takes approximately 20 seconds to craft 1 Cooked Meat at a campfire (As of version 180.04).


If eaten by a survivor, Cooked Meat replenishes 20 points of food and 8 points of health. Eating cooked meat promotes health and stamina regen.

It can also be used for taming any Carnivore. Cooked Meat replenishes the same 50 food as regular Raw Meat Raw Meat to a dino being tamed, but it is not advised to use Cooked Meat for taming, as Raw Meat is twice as effective.

When fed to a tamed creature, replenishes 25 units of food and 10 points of Health.


Quantity Cooking Time
Campfire Campfire
Cooking Time
Industrial Grill Industrial Grill
Cooking Time
Phoenix Phoenix
Cooking Time
Magmasaur Magmasaur (Active)
1 × Cooked Meat Cooked Meat 20s 18s 5s ?
15 × Cooked Meat Cooked Meat 5m 36s 1m 15s ?
30 × Cooked Meat Cooked Meat 10m 54s 2m 30s ?

Cooked Meat is an ingredient in different cooking Recipes.

Cooked Meat can also be made into Cooked Meat Jerky Cooked Meat Jerky by putting it together with Oil Oil and Sparkpowder Sparkpowder in the Preserving Bin Preserving Bin. It takes 36 minutes to turn the meat into jerky.

It is also used as an ingredient for making Kibble Kibble.

Spoil times[]

ContainerSpoiling TimeSpoiling Time in Scorched Earth
Human Player Inventory 20m 18m
Human Player Inventory (with Preserving Salt (Scorched Earth) Preserving Salt (Scorched Earth) *) 40m 36m
Triceratops Tamed Dino 1h 20m 1h 12m
Triceratops Tamed Dino (with Preserving Salt (Scorched Earth) Preserving Salt (Scorched Earth) *) 2h 40m 2h 24m
Preserving Bin Preserving Bin 3h 20m 3h
Preserving Bin Preserving Bin (with Preserving Salt (Scorched Earth) Preserving Salt (Scorched Earth) *) 6h 40m 6h
Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) 5h 4h 30m
Refrigerator Refrigerator 1d 9h 20m 1d 6h

*Keep in mind that a full stack of preserving salts will spoil in 2 hours for all of these containers and must be restocked periodically in order to maximize the spoil time.

For more information, see Spoilage.


As of version 303.1 stack size increased to 50