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Hanger Steak

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Definition: The Hanger Steak is one of the Flat Steaks and is a thick strip of meat from the underside of the beef cow. It hangs (hence the name) between the rib and the loin. It is part of the diaphragm and, like a skirt steak is full of flavor but can be tough if not prepared correctly. The hanger steak has a grainy texture which is great for many dishes like fajitas or bulgogi. While you can use most any method to prepare the hanger steak it does have a tendency to dry out and get tough when exposed to dry heat. When grilling or broiling you need to use a marinade first to keep it moist. This is a very tasty steak and you will really enjoy it as long as you prepare it correctly.

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Also Known As: Hanging Tenderloin, Hanging Tender, Butcher's Steak, Onglet, Butcher's Tenderloin,

Common Misspellings: hangar steak,

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