Flame Tree BBQ Sauce Recipe

Flame Tree BBQ 2

I love barbecue! Growing up in Kansas City, loving barbecue is practically required. Now living in Colorado, I miss all of my favorite BBQ spots like Gates, Joe’s, Haywards, Zarda…the list goes on and on. Believe me, every time I go home, I always try to get my fill and pick up a few bottles of sauce to get me through until my next trip. When I’m vacationing in Disney World and spending the day in Animal Kingdom, Flame Tree Barbecue is a perfect dining location for this KC gal to get her fix! All loyal BBQ fans know that the sauce can “make or break” the meal so imagine my delight when Disney recently released their recipe for the delicious Flame Tree Barbecue sauce. If you are planning an end-of-summer cook out at your house, give it a try!

Ingredients – Makes 1 Cup

1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons onion powder
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cook for 25 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Use immediately or store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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Where To Find Flame Tree Barbecue Foods During Refurbishment

Flame Tree Barbecue

One of everyone’s favorite Disney World dining locations is Flame Tree Barbecue at Animal Kingdom! If you’ve checked out the latest list of refurbishments you’ll notice that this tasty counter service stop is actually closed through May 22, 2015. So what’s a hungry traveler to do when they are in need of their barbecue fix? Have no fear, you can still find some of your Flame Tree favorites at different locations around Animal Kingdom. Here’s the scoop:

  • Half Chicken: Beastly Kiosk, Gardens Kiosk
  • Jumbo Turkey Leg: Trilo-Bites
  • Half Slab St. Louis Ribs: Beastly Kiosk, Gardens Kiosk
  • Rib & Chicken Combo: Beastly Kiosk, Gardens Kiosk
  • Pork Sandwich: Trilo-Bites

Flame Tree Favorites

So now you’re all set! While Flame Tree Barbecue is getting some additional seating areas, you can still get your fill of delicious barbecue!

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Honoring The Disney Turkey Leg

Turkey Leg

In honor of Thanksgiving this week, I thought this would be the perfect time to pay tribute to the famous Disney turkey leg. These Flintstone-like hunks of meat are a fan favorite and even a rite of passage for many park-goers. The Disney turkey leg has such a loyal fan base that Disney even offers turkey leg merchandise such as t-shirts, pins, air fresheners (That’s right folks, you can make your car smell like a turkey leg!), magnets and more. Here’s a little turkey leg trivia for you:

  • Disney Turkey LegThe Disney turkey leg made its debut in the late 1980’s at a kiosk in Frontierland at Magic Kingdom.
  • More than 1.8 million pounds of turkey drumsticks are consumed every year in Disney World’s four theme parks – Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • Each drumstick weighs about 1.5 pounds.
  • Despite the persistent rumors that these are emu legs, the drumsticks do in fact come from male turkeys that generally weigh 50 pounds or more.
  • Each turkey leg is approximately 720 calories with about 36 grams of fat.
  • The turkey legs range in price from $10 – $13 depending on the location and if it comes with a side dish.

If you are going to be in Disney World for Thanksgiving (or anytime) and want to try one of these enormous drumsticks, they can be found at:

Anyone hungry for turkey now? Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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