Francis' Grilled Hangar Steak

Posted by francis keyser Monday, January 31, 2011
Taste Level: TF
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 5-10 min.
Difficulty: 1

I have only heard of Hangar Steaks in passing but one of ranchers at KT Beef told me his brother says they are one of the best cuts of beef.  We have purchased some really great meat from KT (and they give our dog beef bones to gnaw on) so I figured, why not give it a go! After researching the cut I found that you may have trouble finding Hangar steaks because they are also know as a butcher steak.  They called them this because butchers would usually take this cut of meat home to their families.  If you have trouble finding them just ask your local butcher and in most cases they will be able to get your order filled.  This cut is described as being a little gamey and a little chewy but I think it has more of a rich thick beef flavor.  As for the chewiness you need to make sure not to cook it too long and marinating is very important!  All in all this really is an amazing cut of beef and I would suggest trying it if you love very rich beefy flavors. Enjoy Francis' Grilled Hangar Steak! (Drizzle with our red wine sauce to fancy it up!)

Ingredients:
1/2 lb hangar steak (sliced down the middle, trimmed of center running membrane)
1 tbsp 1 tsp Stone Ground Dijon mustard
1 1/4 tsp red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove (minced)
1/2 tsp fresh thyme (chopped)
1 tbsp 2 tsp olive oil
fresh crack pepper (to taste)
kosher salt (to taste)

Combine mustard. red wine vinegar, garlic, thyme, olive oil and pepper in a small dish and mix well.  Place steaks in a ziplock bag and pour mustard mixture over steaks.  Massage mixture into meat and let marinate for at least 1 hour (over night is preferable.)

Preheat grill to medium high.  Remove steaks from zip lock and sprinkle with kosher salt.  Place on middle grilling rack and let cook for 2-3 minutes, flip steaks and cook for 2-4 minutes or until desired doneness is reached (do not over cook as it will become very tough.)  Remove from grill and let sit 2-3 minutes.

Cut steaks against the grain into thin slices and fan out on serving plates.  Drizzle with our Red Wine sauce and enjoy!

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