The hanger gets its name because it literally hangs from the loin. It is one of the most marbled of all the steak cuts and is a non-working muscle, making it incredibly juicy and tender. The hanger is also unique because it is the only cut with just one piece in every steer. It is great for grilling and works well with marinades. The hanger should be used like a flank steak and sliced thin on an angle when serving.