Cinco de Mayo Dunkin’ Style: Steak Tacos with Dark Roast Coffee Rub

Cinco de Mayo Dunkin’ Style: Steak Tacos with Dark Roast Coffee Rub

By Chef Molly DeHahn, Research and Development Technologist, Dunkin’ Brands

When you hear the words Cinco de Mayo, what are the first three things that come to mind? For me, it’s celebration, friends and tacos. With the holiday right around the corner, I have Mexican food on my mind, so what better meal to celebrate with than an authentic Mexican dish with a Dunkin’ twist? Obviously, I’m talking about tacos, and I’ve created an awesome taco made with Dark Roast Coffee rubbed steak. They’re festive, flavorful and super easy to make!




2 Tbsp. of Dunkin’ Donuts Dark Roast Packaged Coffee

1 Tsp garlic powder

1 Tsp chili powder

1 Tsp ground coriander

1 Tsp salt

1 lb. flank steak

2 Tomatoes, diced

1/2 Red onion, diced

1 Jalapeno, sliced

1 Lime, cut into wedges

1/2 Cup sour cream

1 Package flour tortillas

  1. In a blender, combine the Dark Roast grounds, garlic powder, chili powder, coriander and salt.
  2. Grind until the powder is fine.
  3. Rub the mixture onto the flank steak and grill over medium heat until desired doneness (we like ours medium rare).
  4. Serve with all the toppings on tortillas and enjoy!


My favorite thing about tacos is they’re completely customizable. You can make these tacos with steak, chicken or shrimp, and top them off with anything you please. A great way to take your tacos to the next level is to set up a taco bar complete with an array of toppings such as pico de gallo, lettuce, guacamole, jalapenos and more! Round out your taco bar with some Dark Roast Iced Coffee and you’re ready to go. Your friends will be so impressed, they’ll be asking you to host the Cinco de Mayo party every year!

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