Grilled Hanger Steak with Cilantro Mint Chimichurri

Hanger Steak

Father’s Day is just a little over a week away. What are you cooking for Daddy this year? How about a juicy grilled Hanger Steak and a zesty cilantro mint Chimichurri Sauce.

Holidays can be busy and chaotic. But if there was ever a day to relax with the family, its Father’s Day.

My dad and my husband both love to celebrate their special day in a leisurely fashion. Sit on the deck, watch some sports, take a casual hike, enjoy a relaxed meal. We always plan Father’s Day to be a day of ease.

So that means preparing an eas-y meal, right?

Chimichurri Sauce

Easy doesn’t have to be mundane. This beautifully charred hanger steak with a bold chimichurri recipe is a wonderful way to honor dad. It takes only minutes to make and will have the whole family awestruck by it’s vibrant flavor.

Dad will love it, guaranteed.

Hanger Steak Recipe

So what is a hanger steak?

A hanger steak hangs below the lower rib area on the cow, hence the name. Texturally, the hanger steak is similar to a flank steak or skirt steak, so it’s great to cook quickly over high heat, then sliced thin to combat toughness.  In the past it was known as the “butcher’s cut” because it is so flavorful for a lesser cut of meat, that the butcher’s would keep it for themselves.

I love hanger steak because of it’s rich beefy flavor and thick loin shape, but you could definitely substitute flank, skirt, even a flat iron steak in this recipe.

Chimichurri Recipe

Traditional chimichurri sauce is an Argentinian recipe with parsley, olive oil, garlic and lots of spice. Its smoky, bright and herby and literally tastes good on everything.

I have a traditional chimichurri recipe here, but today’s chimichurri sauce omits the parsley and is loaded with fresh cilantro and mint to intensify the flavor. The combination of the garlic, cilantro, mint, red wine vinegar, cumin and crushed red pepper accentuates the beefy flavor of the hanger steak and offers a pop of freshness.

Texas Ranchero Beans

Dad’s Hanger Steak with Chimichurri Sauce dinner is made perfect by the addition of Bush’s Texas Ranchero Grillin’ Beans. These zippy beans taste amazing straight out of the can with a rich red chile sauce and jalapenos. Holidays are a great time to count on a favorite go-to side like Grillin’ Beans, so you can enjoy more time with your family.

Click here to check out the whole line of Bush’s  Grillin’ Beans!

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Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Hanger Steak and Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled tender hanger steak smothered in vibrant tangy cilantro mint chimichurri recipe.

Ingredients:

For the Hanger Steak:
2 lbs. hanger steak (2-3 pieces)
Salt and Pepper

For the Chimichurri Sauce:
1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed
1 bunch fresh mint, stems removed
3 garlic cloves, peeled
3 Tb. red wine vinegar
1 Tb. ground cumin
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
3/4 cup olive oil

Directions:

Preheat the grill to high heat.

Sprinkle the hanger steaks with salt and pepper on all sides.

Grill the steaks for 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare, just over 3 minutes per side for medium.

Remove the steak from the heat and cover with foil to rest. (Never cut into to a steak before it's had time to rest 5-10 minutes to redistribute all the juices.)

Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the chimichurri recipe in the food processor. Puree until mostly smooth.

Slice the hanger steak into 1/2 inch pieces and serve warm with chimichurri sauce drizzled over the top with side of Bush's Texas Ranchero Grillin' Beans.

 More Dishes for Dad:

Corned Beef Hash with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Steak with Pickled Veggies

BBQ Chicken Bacon Pizza ~ Miss in the Kitchen

Spicy Pulled Chicken on Cheddar Buns ~ Portuguese Girl Cooks

Bacon Avocado Toasts ~ Panini Happy

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans. All opinions are my own.

These are killer beans folks!

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20 Responses to “Grilled Hanger Steak with Cilantro Mint Chimichurri”

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — June 8, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    That chimichurri sauce looks to-die-for! I might throw that on some grilled fish as well… maybe a little surf and turf. ;-)

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    MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen — June 8, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    I love chimichurri on steak! I know my husband would love this for Father’s Day.
    Thanks for the link love!

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    bake your day — June 8, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    That steak lookss perfectly cooked and I’m drooling over the chimichurri!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 8, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    i have yet to try chimichurri! it looks so good and flavorful…i need to get on that!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 8, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Perfect meal for a cookout! My hubs will definitely love this! :)

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    Cakewhiz — June 8, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    This truly is a great way to honor our dads. My dad would love this….it’s totally his type of steak :D

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    Aggie — June 8, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    So funny, but I went to bed thinking of chimichurri sauce last night. I know, normal.

    I have got to make this, my mint and culantro are doing very well right now, would love this on some fish as well!! Yum girl!

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — June 8, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    Looks incredible Sommer! I love the chimi sauce. Happy Friday!!

    Heather

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    Meghan — June 8, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    This is one good looking meal & the chimichurri sauce looks incredible!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — June 8, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

    Really want to try the chimichurri sauce! Great cookout meal!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 8, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    I love the Chimichurri Sauce, it sounds fantastic! My Husband would love this dish for Father’s Day!!!

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    Patty — June 8, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    My husband’s favorite is hanger steak, I bet he would love the chimichurri sauce;-)

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 9, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Funny you mention Father’s Day…I’ve been thinking of what I could do for my pop and truth be told, he’d probably enjoy a good steak meal much better than any material gift. Thanks for a GREAT idea!

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    Cookin' Canuck — June 10, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Gorgeous photos, Sommer! You cooked that steak to perfection. I know my husband would adore this meal on Father’s Day – steak, grillin’ beans and all!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — June 11, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    looks great! I love chimichurri!

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    katie — June 11, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    I’ve never made chimichurri–I’ve always been intimidated by it. I think it’s time I tackle it. This meal looks fab!

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    Belinda @zomppa — June 12, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    Can I pretend to be a father just to get this?

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious — June 17, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    Yummy! The chimichurri sauce looks killer.

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