Recreating Pearson's Stew from Red Dead Redemption 2 in Real Life

A dedicated Red Dead Redemption 2 enthusiast has successfully recreated Pearson’s infamous stew in real life. This culinary adventure involved sourcing fresh ingredients similar to those available on the late 19th-century American frontier.

Simon Pearson is one of the most fascinating supporting characters in Red Dead Redemption 2. While Pearson doesn’t play a major role in the game’s overall narrative, he is essential to the camp as the Van Der Linde gang’s primary cook. Besides crafting numerous satchels and rustic camp decorations for Arthur Morgan, Pearson is responsible for preparing the daily stew for the gang. His food provides gameplay bonuses to Arthur, making it useful for players.

A Reddit user known as KillSE11 shared a picture of their homemade stew, based on Pearson’s camp stew from RDR2. The dish turned out looking almost exactly like its in-game counterpart. KillSE11 also shared the recipe they used to prepare the delicious beef stew. To recreate the RDR2-themed dish, you need beef fat, beef stock, brisket, chopped tomatoes, thyme, and a few cloves of garlic.


The RDR2 community was highly impressed by the stew and showered KillSE11 with compliments, claiming it appeared more appetizing than the in-game variant. Interestingly, Pearson himself is depicted as a terrible cook, with many gang members making fun of his cooking skills. Sometimes, RDR2 players can even notice Pearson tasting his own meal, only to instantly choke and spit it out. Thankfully, KillSE11’s stew is not as accurately terrible as Pearson’s version.

Gamers are Having Fun Recreating Video Game Dishes

Many gamers are captivated by the culinary aspects of their favorite video games. Various game franchises feature unique and mouth-watering food that inspires players to recreate the dishes as accurately as possible. Some fans have even created dedicated recipe blogs based on their favorite video games, while several authors have designed lore-friendly video game-inspired cookbooks. Titles like World of Warcraft, Apex Legends, and God of War have culinary books aiming to capitalize on this popular trend. It’s fascinating to see how this entertainment medium can have a profound impact on players’ culinary creativity.