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Michael Symon's Grilled Hanger Steak with Steak Sauce

Fire Up the Grill for Dinner Tonight

Co-host of "The Chew" prepares classic summer dishes with a new spin.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Chef Michael Symon knows his meat. So give this simply delicious a try this weekend.


  • For the "Lola" steak sauce:
  • 2 cups balsamic
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced (1/2 cup)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1 or 2 salt-packed anchovy fillets, rinsed and chopped (1 tablespoon)
  • For the steaks:
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 4 pounds hanger steak, trimmed of fat and connective tissue
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Lola steak sauce (recipe below)
  • Cooking Directions

    For the "Lola" steak sauce:

    Combine the balsamic and red wine vinegars, raisins, onion, garlic, brown sugar, cloves, cumin, celery salt, rosemary, and anchovies in a large nonreactive saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until the mixture has reduced by one-third. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer twice or until you have a nice smooth sauce; discard the solids. Let cool, then cover, and refrigerate in a jar for up to 1 month.

    For the steak:

    Combine the salt, sugar, coriander, and the chile powder in a small bowl and coat the steaks with the mixture. Refrigerate overnight or for up to 2 days.

    Remove the steaks from the refrigerator 30 minutes before you want to cook them.

    Build a hot fire in your grill. Brush the steaks with half the olive oil and grill them for 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove from the grill and let rest, uncovered for 10 minutes.

    While the steaks are resting, in a medium bowl toss the parsley, and remaining olive oil together.

    Slice the steaks against the grain, divide among six plates, and top with the salad and a drizzle of steak sauce.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: steak sauce, hanger steak, ancho chile pepper, kosher salt

    Course: Dinner, Main Course

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