While I was working at a pasta place as a cook, we often made steaks for ourselves for dinner. This marinade came about from playing with the ingredients that we had on hand. This will make even a cheap steak very tender. For the red wine, use what you are going to eat with the steaks - This is not the time for your bottle under the kitchen sink! When this has done its job tenderizing your steaks, this marinade does double duty as one if the best steak sauces out there. Prep time does not include marinating time.