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This guide covers all the items players may cook in Red Dead Redemption 2. All cooking recipes require a campfire, but all are also available from the beginning and have no unlock requirements. Note however that before completing Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego early on in Chapter 2 the only available grill is at the scout campsite at Horseshoe Overlook, the player is unable to season food at other sites. Nearly all require meat as an ingredient.

Most meat dishes can be seasoned with a single herb, the choice of which determines what core attribute will be affected:


Image Base Source Dish Flavorable Sell price
Stringy Meat RDR2 Stringy Meat Armadillo, Badger, Bat, Beaver, Chipmunk, Coyote, Fox, Muskrat, Opossum, Raccoon, Rat, Skunk, Snake, Squirrel Plain Stringy Meat No $0.25
Gritty Fish Meat RDR2 Gritty Fish Bluegill, Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Longnose Gar Gritty Fish No $0.25
Herptile Meat RDR2 Herptile Meat Bullfrog, Gila Monster, Iguana, Toad, Turtle Plain Herptile No $0.25
Gamey Bird Meat RDR2 Gamey Bird Waxwing, Cardinal, Blue Jay, Condor, Cormorant, Crow, Eagle, Egret, Hawk, Heron, Loon, Oriole, Owl, Pigeon, Quail, Raven, Booby, Robin, Spoonbill, Gull, Songbird, Sparrow, Vulture, Crane, Woodpecker Plain Game Bird No $0.25
Game Meat RDR2 Game Duck, Pheasant, Rabbit Plain Game Yes $0.60
Gristly Mutton RDR2 Gristly Mutton Goat, Ram, Sheep Plain Mutton Yes $0.40
Plump Bird Meat RDR2 Plump Bird Chicken, Goose, Turkey, Rooster Plain Plump Bird Yes $0.40
Crustacean Meat RDR2 Crustacean Crab Plain Crustacean Yes $0.40
Prime Beef Joint RDR2 Prime Beef Joint Bison, Bull, Cow, Oxen Plain Prime Beef Yes $0.60
Mature Venison Meat RDR2 Mature Venison Buck, Deer, Elk, Moose, Pronghorn Plain Venison Yes $0.60
Tender Pork Loin RDR2 Tender Pork Loin Boar, Peccary, Pig Plain Pork Yes $0.60
Flaky Fish Meat RDR2 Flaky Fish Redfin Pickerel, Perch, Chain Pickerel, Rock Bass, Muskie, Lake Sturgeon, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass Plain Flaky Fish Yes $0.40
Succulent Fish Meat RDR2 Succulent Fish Sockeye Salmon, Steelhead Trout Plain Succulent Fish Yes $0.60
Exotic Bird Meat RDR2 Exotic Bird Parakeet, Parrot, Pelican Plain Exotic Bird Yes $0.60
Big Game Meat RDR2 Big Game Alligator, Bear, Cougar, Panther, Wolf Plain Big Game Yes $0.75