About this cut
Ah, the hanger steak: a truly one-of-a-kind steak that has no peer (we mean this literally: there is only one per steer!) The hanger is richly striated, or grooved; somewhat like a skirt steak, that means it has ample opportunity to absorb a marinade. But it's much more tender than a Skirt Steak and has a special flavor all of its own. Cut from our pastured Black Angus beef, which are bred for tenderness and graze pasture in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States where they enjoy a carefully balanced diet of grass, forage crops and hay that never includes hormones or growth promoting antibiotics, these steaks are one of our most flavorful and most popular.
We carefully wet-age our beef on a precise and proprietary aging cycle, before it is vacuum sealed and flash frozen at peak quality. With a tight seal, you can enjoy this meat from your freezer for up to 2 years with no loss of quality. Sear it on a hot grill, then slice across the grain to serve.
Demi Hanger steaks are cut from either side of the membrane that runs down the center of the full Hanger Steak.
We soak our pastured hanger steaks 2-3 times before packaging, but due to the kashering process, this can be a salty cut. If you are salt sensitive, you may wish to soak again in cold water for 30-60 minutes.
Other names for this cut: Hanging Tender, Butcher's Steak
Basic Cooking Technique:
Sear over high heat on a grill, then finish using indirect heat. Tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Products are packed with coolant during their journey to ensure they arrive in great shape. Meats will arrive frozen or refrigerated. Most of our products are shipped frozen; occasionally, due to a very quick turnaround between when the meats arrive at our freezing and distribution facility and when they are delivered to you, meats may be shipped fresh. Meat that is cold to the touch can be refrigerated for immediate use, or frozen for later use. Learn more.
*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
Omg, this was one of best steaks I have ever eaten. So tender and full of flavor. Cooked in a cast iron pan with just salt and pepper to a perfect medium rare. My kids and I couldn’t get enough.
How Many Pieces Will I Receive?
Our frozen meats are packaged in vacuum-sealed packages. Most packages contain one piece (ie, one Brisket). Some packages will contain two pieces (ie, Lamb Chops). Packages of smaller items, such as Chicken Wings or Pepper Steak, will contain multiple pieces.
For red meat items and multi-pack poultry items, vacuum-sealed packages may be packed in a cardboard box. If there is an option to choose how many packages you'd like in the box, you'll make that selection under "Customize Your Order." Then you'll choose your preferred weight (that is, the combined weight of all the the packages in that box.) If only one choice is showing in a green box, you do not need to make any selection.
Example: Lamb Chops
Let's say you're ordering Lamb Chops and you select the following:
You've chosen: 2 packages, ~1.1 lb, and the price shows $39.99.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside.
Each package will contain 2 lamb chops. You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. We always try to pack similar-sized items, but you may find that some chops are slightly larger and some are slightly smaller.
How Much Does It Weigh?
We use weight ranges in order to keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable for items with variable weights (for example steaks. Packages of deli meats which are not sold by weight range as we can pack them by exact weight). The ranges are as small as practically possible to minimize the variation between the Selected Weight and the actual weght you receive. Because of this, if the price per pound is shown as "price/lb*", the *" indicates that it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with the selected weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the potential weight variance for selected weights on our site:
|Potential Weight Variance
|under ~0.95 lb
|+/- 0.15 lb
|~1 lb to ~3.9 lb
|+/- 0.25 lb
|~4 lb to ~10 lb
|+/- 0.5 lb
|over ~10 lb
|+/- 1 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.75 lb or as little as 1.25 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~5 lb could weigh as much as 5.5 lb or as little as 4.5 lb
We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. Sometimes you will receive a bit more than the listed weight, and sometimes a bit less. Our customers find that on average they receive what they are expecting. But if you find that your actual weights in an order are all below the listed average, please snap a picture of the weight labels and send it over to us, and we'll be happy to make things right.