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Raw Beef is a food item obtained by killing cows or mooshrooms. Steak can be obtained by cooking the raw beef in a Furnace.

Raw beef is dropped by Cows and Mooshrooms when killed. Each animal has a chance to drop 1-3 raw beef. The Looting enchantment will increase the maximum number of possible raw beef drops by 1 per level. Each piece of raw beef restores 1.5 hunger points (Half Shank.pngShank.png) and grants 1.8 points of saturation. Raw beef can also be used to heal or breed tamed wolves.

A player can use a Flint and Steel, Fire Charge, a Sword with Fire Aspect, or a Bow with Flame to set cows/mooshrooms on fire which will allow them to drop steak when they are killed while on fire.


  • Before update 1.8, raw beef could be traded with butcher villagers at a rate of 14-17 raw beef for 1 emerald; however, this feature was removed in this update.
  • Raw beef's texture in Beta 1.8 had a black outline, but was changed in 1.4.2 to the current texture.


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