Coffee-Rubbed Steak Tacos

Here’s a great new recipe! Give it a try with Mokk-a’s Cafe Italia.

• 2 teaspoons ground Cafe Italia
• 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
• 2 1/2 cups milk
• 2 teaspoons kosher salt
• 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons chili powder
• 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
• 1 1/2 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.