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Hanger Steak with Balsamic Red Onions
and balsamic-roasted brussels sprouts

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

We are excited to bring back this unique steak topped with tart and sweet caramelized onions. This was first featured in 2016.


Grilled Hanger Steak with Balsamic Red Onions:
  • Steak, hanger - 1 1/2 lbs (sub flank or skirt)
  • Onions, medium red - 1, sliced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 2 tsp
Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts:
  • Brussels sprouts - 1 lb, trimmed and halved
  • Foil - for cooking
  • Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Steak - Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Onions / Brussels sprouts - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Larger brussels sprouts should be quartered. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Caramelize onions - Heat up a frying pan over medium heat. Add oil (portion for steak) and then add onions to heated oil. Saute for ~10 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. If it looks like the onions or pan will burn at any point, just add a splash of water. Stir in with vinegar and maple syrup (portions for steak). Cook for another 2 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)


  1. Heat oven to 500F / 260C.
  2. Spread brussels sprouts out onto a sheet pan. Cover tightly with foil and then bake for ~6 minutes.
  3. Remove foil and toss brussels sprouts with oil, vinegar (portions for brussels sprouts), and mustard. Roast for another 8 to 10 minutes until crispy. Toss with maple syrup (portion for brussels sprouts) and salt, seasoning with more to taste.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add some cooking oil and then steak to heated pan. Cook steak, without moving it, until one side is well seared, ~5 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 4 minutes. Lower heat to medium, cover with foil, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes for medium-rare; 4 to 7 minutes for medium; 8 to 10 minutes for well-done.
  5. Set steak aside and let rest, covered, for 5 minutes.
  6. If onions were caramelized ahead of time, reheat them in the skillet with some water or just heat in the microwave for ~1 minute.
  7. Top steak with onions. Enjoy with brussels sprouts on the side.

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This meal has 38 reviews

It looked really good, and while it was satisfying, it was a mess to eat all at once.

By: Taylor
Posted: Jul 05, 2019
Diet: Original

With prep, these are great to make at work for lunch (if you're lucky and have stove access). Very handy, and tasty.

By: Andrea
Posted: Apr 17, 2019
Diet: Original

Can't resist a good grilled cheese!

By: Sundi
Posted: Mar 09, 2019
Diet: Original

It was pretty good, though I wasn't a big fan of having jelly on the sandwich.

By: stephanie
Posted: Feb 27, 2019
Diet: Original


By: Sara
Posted: Feb 25, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Liked this but didn't love it, especially compared to some of the other grilled cheese creations from Cooksmarts! Didn't love the Brussels sprouts, wish we had just roasted them.

By: Emily
Posted: Feb 25, 2019
Diet: Original