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Flank vs hanger steak

If I substitute flank steak for hanger steak in a recipe...will the cooking time be the same? How about texture?

asked by Tina Z almost 4 years ago
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added almost 4 years ago

No they are completely different cuts of meat. Better to sub skirt for flank almost identical


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added almost 4 years ago

Hanger steak is our most usual cut for a quickly grilled beef dinner. It is absolutely not tough. You many also know it as onglet. If you haven't tried it, do so. You're in for a treat.


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added almost 4 years ago

Hanger is not always easy to find because it's a pretty small piece of the carcass compared to flank. Flatiron (or skirt) would be a better substitute. How long to cook depends on how you plan to prepare it and there is no consistant measure of time to pound. Meat is done when it's done. An overnight marinade can help because these are tough cuts, flank being the most expensive. But I always go by internal temperature.

added almost 4 years ago

Your flank, hanger and skirt are steaks that can not be over cooked . . . . rare to medium rare. Flatiron comes of the clod of the chuck and would be top of list for most flavour, along with the hanger. Skirt is the diaphragm, more coarse, hence used so often in Mexican/SW food, since it is cut into strips or even shredded. So it also depends on the recipe you talk about.