It doesn’t get much better than a steak sandwich! There are so many variations of a steak sandwich, mainly because of the different types of cuts of beef. I decided to go with one of the most underrated cuts, the Hanger Steak.

What is Hanger Steak?hanger steak on the grill grates

Hanger steak is known as the butcher’s cut or the hanging tenderloin. It is tender and full of flavor. It is taken from the plate, which is the upper belly of the cow. The reason it is known as the butcher’s cut, is because the butcher would commonly keep this cut for himself. The general public didn’t know much about this cut of beef because it has an odd shape, which is long and slim, unlike your rounder ribeyes and wider strip steaks.

Now that we know what a Hanger Steak is, you can see why it is perfect for a steak sandwich! Okay, let’s get to the recipe!

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Hanger Steak Sandwich

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2-3 Hanger steaks
  • Ciabatta buns 
  • Mexican queso cheese
  • 1 Sweet onion
  • 10 oz Baby bella mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp Butter

Dry Rub

  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 tsp Mexican chili powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • ¼ cup Canola oil

Steak Sauce

  • 4 cloves Minced garlic
  • 1 Small shallot roasted
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Hot sauce
  • 1 tsp White vinegar


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  1. Start off by prepping your hanger steaks and place them in a pan or bowl. Now add the seasonings for the dry rub followed by the canola oil. Hand mix until they are generously covered. Let them sit out in room temperature conditions for 1 hour.
  2. During the hour time frame, prep your garlic and shallot by placing it in aluminum foil with canola oil and salt. Place in the oven at 375 for 20-25 minutes. In a bowl add the mayo, hot sauce, white wine vinegar, thyme, roasted garlic and the shallot. Mix until it is consistent and place in the fridge.
  3. Place a cast iron skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of canola oil with a tablespoon of butter, let it melt and add your mushrooms. Mix and cook down for 12-15 minutes (or until they are cooked down). During this time have your onions sliced into disc shapes and place them on a plancha with a tad bit of oil and a pad of butter on top. Let them cook for 6-8 minutes and then flip.hanger steak sandwich ingredients on the grill
  4. Have your grill fired up for direct grilling. Add the hanger steaks and grill for 4 minutes and then flip. Repeat for an additional 4 minutes and check the temp. Remove at an internal temperature of 128 degrees F. Let them rest for 10 minutes and then slice.
  5. While the steak is resting, toast the ciabatta buns and sauce them. 
  6. Slice the steaks really thin and then assemble the steak sandwich. 
  7. Add the hanger steak slices (as much as you want) and then top with the onions and mushrooms. Add your cheese and torch, or broil to melt the cheese.
  8. Your sandwich is complete, enjoy it with family and friends!


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Items used in This Recipe

Hasty-Bake Grill

Knitted Gloves

Food Processor

Cast Iron Skillet 

Meater +

Charcoal Chimney

Charcoal Starters

Firestarter Guard

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