Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook." -Julia Child

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a super simple and a flavorful steak dinner. If you can't find hanger steak, other great choices include sirloin, flank steak or filet. I used a beautiful fresh, yellow heirloom tomato for my salsa, giving the salsa a softer, sweeter flavor.


Hanger Steak with Spanish Salsa

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces steak with salsa

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes great leftovers.

Serve with Plain Mashed Potatoes or Plain Mashed Potatoes - Low Sodium Version or Baked Sweet Potato

1/4 tsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 medium tomato (seeded and diced)
2 medium green onions (sliced crosswise)
1 small jalapeno pepper (seeded and minced)
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
2 4 ounce hanger steaks (or sirloin, flank steak or tenderloin filet)

Use a mortar and pestle or a blender to grind the fennel seed with the oregano into a coarse powder.

Place the fennel, oregano, tomato, green onions, jalapeno, paprika, cumin, sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Fold together and chill.

When ready to cook place a large skillet in the oven preheat to 375°F or start the grill. Place the steak in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes on each side.

Serve topped with salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces steak with salsa

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 264 Calories from Fat 137
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 15g 23%
    Saturated Fat 4g 16%
    Monounsaturated Fat 8g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg 12%
Sodium 212mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 6% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 46 mcg Potassium 649 mg
Magnesium 41 mg