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.
This product is shipped frozen and will arrive frozen or refrigerated.
*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
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
Buttery soft. Excellent. I used the Cocoa Spice Rub recipe, added 2TBS coffee and 1TBS maple sugar. And I'm making it again this weekend. Worth every penny. Might be my favorite steak.
Packs & Weights
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 "Number of Packages". Then you'll choose the total weight of the box (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 packs, ~1.1lbs, and the price shows as $39.99.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside. The whole thing will weigh approximately ~1.1lbs and will cost $39.99.
Each package will contain 2 lamb chops, and weigh approximately .65lbs.
You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. Each will weigh approximately .35lbs (note that some may be slightly larger and some slightly smaller).
Weight Ranges & Prices
To keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable, products with variable weights are sold in a weight range (this includes most frozen meats, with the exception of deli meats, sausages and beef jerky). We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. If a price/lb is shown with a *, it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with each weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the weight ranges for all our products:
|less than 0.99lb||0.05lb|
|1lb - 2.19lb||0.1lb|
|2.2lb - 2.74lb||0.30lb|
|2.75lb - 10.24lb||0.25lb|
|10.25lb - 19.99lb||0.5lb|