Minecraft Steak guide – all you need to know

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Among Minecraft’s many features, the hunger bar can be both a great and inconvenient one. Getting stuck in the middle of cave exploration or barn building with only one little point left and no food in your inventory is a terrible experience. The player needs to search for alternatives, and Minecraft steak is one of the best options.

While it may nowadays be better known as cooked beef in Minecraft, it is essentially steak. In fact, that’s even what it’s called in some versions of the game  – we’ll touch on that later.

For now, let’s get into the basics. Keep reading for a full 101 guide on Minecraft steak, how to get it, and all the benefits it offers to the player.

How do you get a Minecraft Steak?

Just like in real life, it’s possible to obtain Minecraft steak from cows and mooshrooms, which are almost as hard to find as igloos. However, it’s not always that simple. A Minecraft cow or mooshroom will only directly drop steak if it dies while on fire. In any other situation, there are a few extra steps to be taken care of before the player can obtain cooked beef.

In the Java and Bedrock versions of the game, it’s also possible to obtain a steak from a butcher villager. 

Where can you get raw beef in Minecraft?

If a cow or mooshroom dies while it’s not on fire, it’ll drop raw beef. Naturally, this raw beef must then be cooked to be able to turn into cooked beef or steak.

raw beef in minecraft

Of course, it’s also possible to find raw beef anywhere in the world, including random chests that can spawn in caves, mines, and villages.

How to craft a Butcher Villager

The butcher villager can be a great and useful NPC when you’re trying to obtain Minecraft steaks. Luckily, the process is similar to crafting or creating other types of villagers

butcher villager

Once you’ve found the villager you want to make into a butcher villager, you have to destroy its job site block if it has one. Afterward, place a smoker next to the villager. He should go up to it and change into a butcher villager.

Can butchers sell already prepared steak?

It’s a well-known fact that all villagers have five levels they can reach through trading with the player. These five levels are novice, apprentice, journeyman, expert, and master.

The butcher, as the name describes, sells many different types of meat to the player. However, because we’re only interested in the cooked beef in Minecraft, it’s good to know that the butcher will need to be level 3 before they can start trading it.

Unfortunately, the butcher cannot sell steak that is already prepared under normal circumstances. However, if the player obtains the Hero of the Village buff, these villagers may offer steak.

Should you choose this method of obtaining steak, be aware that you will also need a place to prepare the steak most of the time. If you’re wondering how to do that, keep reading.

How do you cook a Minecraft Steak?

There are three options for preparing Minecraft steak. These options are the furnace, the smoker, or the campfire. 

how to cook minecraft steak

Simply putting the raw beef into one of these will give you a steak after a few seconds. You can stack up to 64 pieces of raw beef to get 64 pieces of Minecraft steak.

However, note that you will also need some fuel such as coal to get the furnace and the smoker running.

How many hunger points and saturation does steak restore?

Steak is one of the best foods in the game that restores up to 8 hunger points. It also restores a whopping 12.8 saturation, making it the 3rd most helpful food in the game. The only foods better than Minecraft steak for this purpose is the Golden Carrot and Suspicious Stew. 

This gives it a 1.6 hunger points to saturation ratio, which is classified as good. 

What’s better for farming, pork chops or steak?

Among all of the available cooked meat in Minecraft, two stand out in particular. This is the Minecraft steak along with the pork chops. However, when creating their farm, players have trouble deciding which one is more worthwhile to use. 

It’s no secret that MC steak is one of the best foods in the game. That’s why it makes sense to make a steak farm. You can easily breed the cows with wheat and this meat ranks great on the leaderboard.

However, many think pork chops are an even better option because of their accessibility. Where you can only breed cows with wheat, pigs will also breed when presented with carrots, beetroots, and potatoes. Additionally, it’s possible to create a farm in the Nether using hoglins, which will breed upon consuming crimson fungus.

When was Steak renamed to Cooked Beef in Minecraft?

In the Java Edition of the game, steak has always been just that – steak. It never had the name cooked beef. The food was added in version 1.8 and hasn’t changed much since then.

In contrast, the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft has always called steak cooked beef. Similarly to Java Edition, though, it hasn’t changed much since its addition in version 1.10.0. 

Minecraft Steak ID and Spawn Command

If you’re looking to obtain Minecraft steak through spawning, you’ll be happy to know that it’s not too hard.

minecraft steak

To spawn steak in your inventory, all you need to do is type in the command /give [Player] cooked_beef [amount]. Of course, you’ll need to replace Player with your username and amount with the number of steaks you want in your inventory. 

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