Hangar Steak Tacos
Hangar Steaks are probably one of the most underrated cuts of beef. If you have yet to try them, you will not believe how incredibly tender and flavorful they really are. I gave them a quick marinade and made these fabulous Hangar Steak Tacos at The Carolina Meat & Fish Co. They are always fully-stocked there and you can even have them shipped to you if you do not live in the Charlotte area!
What you need:
For the marinade:
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- juice of one lime
- pinch of salt
- 1 TBLS Mike’s Hot Honey (also available at Carolina Meat & Fish Co.)
- 1 TBLS JD’s Rub
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 TBLS olive oil
For the tacos:
- 1 to 1 1/2 lb. Hangar Steak
- 8 flour tortillas
- sour cream
- sliced avocado
- pickled red onions (recipe below)
- olive oil
- chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
For the pickled red onions:
- 1 small red onion thinly sliced
- 1 TBLS sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 C water
Place all ingredients in a jar except for the onions…allow the sugar/salt to dissolve…add the red onions and leave at room temperature for an hour. You can even prepare in advance and allow to marinate in the fridge.
Begin by marinating the steak. In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients for the marinade. Poke a few holes in the steak with a fork and place in marinade. Add the steak and allow to marinate for about 15 to 20 minutes in the fridge. While the steak is marinating, heat up a cast iron pan and begin to warm the tortillas…be sure not to toast them…you want them just to be warm, yet still pliable.
Take the hangar steak out of the marinade and place on paper towels…pat the top dry. This is a very important step, as it will allow the steak to sear perfectly. Place steak in the cast iron pan heated to medium-high. Allow the steak to sear on one side…for me…this usually takes only about 2 minutes…I like mine fairly rare…just be sure not to allow the steak to over cook! Sear the other side. Place on cutting board and allow to rest a few minutes. Once rested, start cutting into thin strips…against the grain…you can watch our live video here on my YouTube channel.
Start building your tacos…line one side with sour cream or you can even use my recipe for Lime Crema. Add the pickled red onions, the avocado, steak then top with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro. Enjoy!