Coffee-Rubbed Steak Tacos

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Tacos are great just about any day of the week and these are sure to please.

Coffee-Rubbed Steak Tacos

Coffee-Rubbed Steak Tacos

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Course Main Course


  • 2 teaspoons ground Cafe Italia
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2⅓ cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (1 pound) New York strip steaks
  • 12 corn tortillas


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Stir together the brown sugar, chili powder, coffee, paprika, 2 teaspoons of salt, and the black pepper in a small bowl to combine. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Rub the coffee mixture all over the steaks, covering completely. Sear the steaks for about 2 minutes per side, until a golden brown crust forms. Transfer to the oven and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the meat registers 125°F on a meat thermometer. Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes.
Keyword coffee
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