The Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom is famous for its hearty and flavorful meals. From huge, juicy steaks to roasted chicken, Liberty Tree Tavern has earned its reputation as one of the best restaurants for true American-style food.
The secret behind their bold flavors is, of course, bold spice. And that comes from their signature spice rub blend.
With unexpected spices coming together in one beautiful mix, this dry rub is easily one of the best dry rub recipes I’ve ever tried. It’s spicy, but not overwhelmingly so, and it brings a layer of flavor that just makes the meat sing. Well, I mean, not literally… But you get it. This is incredibly unique, like nothing you find in a premixed spice blend.
While the flank steak meal may have been retired from the menu, the spice mix lives on and is used in the hamburgers, the seasonal braised beef, and yes, even the vegetables.
You’d better believe I’m going to have this mix in my spice cabinet from now on!
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
- 4 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons coriander
- 2 tablespoons dehydrated minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container in a dark area. Shake container well before using. Will keep for up to 2 weeks, though if dry rosemary is substituted for fresh, the rub will keep for up to 6 months.
- To make a dry rub soft crust on flank steak, liberally rub seasoning over both sides of the surface of a flank steak. Cover and return meat to the fridge to allow spices to soak into the meat for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours. To cook, roast steak in an oven at 375 degrees for 12-17 minutes, or until desired doneness is reached. Allow steak to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.