Hanger steak (~20 oz., ~1.5-2" thick)
~20 oz., ~1.5-2" thick
There is only one hanger steak per animal so it can be a hard cut to find. Sometimes referred to as the "butcher's steak", butchers have been known to keep this cut for themselves rather than to sell it. The hanger steak comes from the lower belly and because that muscle doesn't have to do a lot of work, it results in a very tender cut of meat.