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. 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:


Base Source Dish Seasonable
Stringy Meat Armadillo, Badger, Bat, Beaver, Chipmunk, Coyote, Fox, Muskrat, Opossum, Raccoon, Rat, Skunk, Snake, Squirrel Plain Stringy Meat No
Gritty Fish Bluegill, Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Longnose Gar Gritty Fish No
Herptile Meat Bullfrog, Gila Monster, Iguana, Toad, Turtle Plain Herptile No
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
Game Duck, Pheasant, Rabbit Plain Game Yes
Gristly Mutton Goat, Ram, Sheep Plain Mutton Yes
Plump Bird Chicken, Goose, Turkey, Rooster Plain Plump Bird Yes
Crustacean Crab Plain Crustacean Yes
Prime Beef Joint Bison, Bull, Cow, Oxen Plain Prime Beef Yes
Mature Venison Buck, Deer, Elk, Moose, Pronghorn Plain Venison Yes
Tender Pork Loin Boar, Peccary, Pig Plain Pork Yes
Flaky Fish Redfin Pickerel, Perch, Chain Pickerel, Rock Bass, Muskie, Lake Sturgeon, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass Plain Flaky Fish Yes
Succulent Fish Sockeye Salmon, Steelhead Trout Plain Succulent Fish Yes
Exotic Bird Parakeet, Parrot, Pelican Plain Exotic Bird Yes
Big Game Alligator, Bear, Cougar, Panther, Wolf Plain Big Game Yes