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.
Hanger steak has a membrane that runs down the middle of it; you may choose to order a whole steak, or a demi hanger steak, which is half of a regular Hanger Steak, cut on either side of the membrane.
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.
The texture of the steak was excellent. The flavor was disappointing, not much flavor.
An expensive cut for our special occasions. This is so tender and delicious I cannot resist, so get about twice a year. We marinate and grill, slice for phenomenal fajitas, but each bite is fabulous on its own, if you just want to grill, cook in oven, and serve with rice, vegetables, whatever. Worth the cost. I eat it cold for breakfast the next day
Our steak was almost inedibly salty. I soaked it twice only because I had read a review about someone soaking the meat. The recipe given (the coffee rub one) has loads of salt. I didn't use it, but I did use a rub that has salt in it. We should be advised about all salty cuts of meat or chicken and certainly not given a recipe adding a lot of salt! Note from Grow & Behold: We do note in the product description that this is a salty cut and we recommend soaking -- we're sorry it was still too salty after your soak. We'll be in touch directly!
Was hesitant to order due to high cost, but decided to go for it. Absolutely delicious! Used to make fajitas. The meat was so tender raw, I wouldn’t have needed to marinate it, but wanted to do that to enhance “Mexican” flavors. Grilled on charcoal grill & enjoyed every bite! Served to friends & enjoyed the rave reviews.
love it...Great cut...just very expensive
This hanger steak was very tasty and tender. The only problem is that it was very salty.
This cut was just so perfect and so tasty after i cooked it. I re-orded it several times already
Grilled two of these yesterday, after rinsing and soaking the steak (changed the water twice). Didn't need any additional seasoning and the meat was delicious and incredibly tender. Cooked one rare and the other medium-minus. Everyone loved them.
This cut is amazing. No matter how you cook it (best way is to grill and cut rare), it turns out fabulous
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:
|Selected Weight||Potential Weight Variance|
|under ~0.95 lb||+/- 0.05 lb|
|~1 lb to ~2.1 lb||+/- 0.1 lb|
|~2.2 lb to ~2.7 lb||+/- 0.3 lb|
|~2.9 lb to ~10 lb||+/- 0.25 lb|
|~10.5 lb to ~19.5 lb||+/- 0.5 lb|
|over ~20 lb||+/- 1 lb|
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.6 lb or as little as 1.4 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~3 lb could weigh as much as 3.25 lb or as little as 2.75 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.