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A sliced up hanger steak on a cutting board.
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How to Cook Hanger Steak

Learn how to cook the most prized cut of beef: hanger steak. You'll learn how to cook hanger steak perfectly every single time so that not an ounce will ever go to waste.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hanger Steak
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 761kcal


  • 2 hanger steaks
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter


  • Remove steaks from packaging and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Rub steaks on each side with olive oil. In a small bowl, stir together salt, white pepper, and black pepper. Rub onto both sides of steak.
  • Get an oven safe skillet heating over high heat. Add in 2 tablespoons of the butter and let melt. Add in steaks and sear 2 to 3 minutes each side. Add in remaining butter and let it melt as the meat sears, using a spoon to baste the top side of the steak with the butter as it sears.
  • Once seared, place the skillet into the oven and cook until steak reaches an internal temperature of 120 degrees F, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove steaks from oven and pan and let rest 10 minutes before serving. The internal temperature will continue to rise giving you a perfect medium-rare.



Calories: 761kcal | Protein: 73g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 275mg | Sodium: 1390mg | Potassium: 992mg | Vitamin A: 735IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 6mg