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Cooked Prime Meat
Cooked Prime Meat
Sates your hunger, and provides health while being digested. More effective than normal meat. Wild Carnivores like this meat a lot.
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in
Spoils to
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Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 249 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_CookedPrimeMeat.PrimalItemConsumable_CookedPrimeMeat'" 1 0 0
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Cooked Prime Meat is a food item in ARK: Survival Evolved. It can be obtained by cooking Raw Prime Meat at a Campfire Campfire or Industrial Grill Industrial Grill.


If eaten by a survivor, Cooked Prime Meat replenishes 25.0 health and 35.0 points of food over 6 seconds.

It can also be used for taming any Carnivore. Cooked Prime Meat replenishes the same 50 food as regular Raw Meat Raw Meat to a Dino being tamed, but it tames the Dino at 1.5 times the speed. However, it is not advised to use Cooked Prime Meat for taming, as Raw Prime Meat Raw Prime Meat is even more effective at taming (3 times compared to Raw Meat Raw Meat) except in the case of the Thylacoleo which prefers cooked over raw meat.


Quantity Cooking Time
Campfire Campfire
Cooking Time
Industrial Grill Industrial Grill
Cooking Time
Phoenix Phoenix
Cooking Time
Magmasaur Magmasaur (Active)
1 × Cooked Prime Meat Cooked Prime Meat 20s 20s ? ?
15 × Cooked Prime Meat Cooked Prime Meat 5m 40s ? ?
30 × Cooked Prime Meat Cooked Prime Meat 10m 1m ? ?

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

It is also used to cook the Shadow Steak Saute Shadow Steak Saute and Mindwipe Tonic Mindwipe Tonic dishes.

Spoil times[]

ContainerSpoiling Time
Human Player Inventory 46m
Triceratops Tamed Dino 3h 4m
Preserving Bin Preserving Bin 7h 40m
Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) 11h 30m
Refrigerator Refrigerator 3d 4h 40m

For more information, see Spoilage.