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Steak JE4 BE3.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)


8 (🍗🍗🍗🍗)

Steak (in Java Edition) or cooked beef (in Bedrock Edition) is a food item obtained from cows or from cooking raw beef.


Mob loot[]


When a cow or mooshroom is killed, it drops raw beef. If a cow dies while on fire, it drops steak instead. If the cow is killed using a weapon with the Looting enchantment, the maximum number of steak drops increases by 1 per level.


Raw beef can be cooked in a furnace, smoker, or campfire. Each steak removed from a furnace output slot gives 0.35 experience (22.4 experience per stack).

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Raw Beef +
Any fuel



In Java Edition, butcher villagers may give players steak if they have the Hero of the Village status effect.

In Bedrock Edition, journeyman-level butcher villagers sell 3 cooked beef for 1 emerald.



To eat steak, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. Eating one restores 8 (🍗🍗🍗🍗) hunger and 12.8 hunger saturation.


Steak can be used to breed and heal tamed wolves, lead them around, and make baby tamed wolves grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Eating?Eating one single foodentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat???
Burp?Eating a singular foodentity.generic.burpsubtitles.entity.generic.burp???

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Cooked Beefcooked_beef274Itemitem.cooked_beef.name


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngA Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you A Seedy PlaceEat each of these 40 foods: Other foods, if any, can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet


Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseSteak JE1 BE1.png Added steak.
Steak has been introduced as the cooked result of raw beef.
Steak is a new food item dropped by cows in addition to their leather.
The icon for steak is used as the image for the cooked porkchop before Beta 1.8, as the cooked porkchop's icon was updated to a lighter colored piece of meat.
Java Edition
1.2.112w03aSteak can now be used to bred wolves.
1.3.112w21aSteak can now be bought from butcher villagers, at 6–7 steak for 1 emerald.
1.3Cooked Porkchop JE1.png The texture of steak have been changed.
1.4.212w37aSteak JE3 BE2.png The texture of steak has been changed, so that it no longer has a dark outline.
1.814w02aVillagers no longer trade steak.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 364.
1.1418w43aSteak JE4 BE3.png The texture of steak has been changed.
19w13aButcher villagers now give steak to players under the Hero of the Village effect.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.4.0Steak JE1 BE1.png Added steak.
v0.5.0Steak now restores 8♥♥♥♥ instead of 4♥♥.
v0.8.0build 2Steak JE3 BE2.png The texture of steak has been changed, so that it no longer has a dark outline.
v0.12.1build 1Steak now restores hunger instead of health.
v0.16.0build 4"Steak" has been renamed to "Cooked Beef."
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta JE4 BE3.png The texture of cooked beef has been changed.
1.11.0beta beef can now be bought from butcher villagers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Steak JE1 BE1.png Added steak.
TU12Steak JE3 BE2.png The steak's texture has been changed, so that it no longer has a dark outline.
1.90 Steak JE4 BE3.png The texture of steak has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Steak JE3 BE2.png Added steak.


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