Some mornings you're looking at a package of round steaks or some other tough cut that NEEDS a marinade. And you've got 5 minutes before you have to walk out the door so there isn't time to measure out a lot of ingredients for something complexly seasoned. This marinade will make the cut because its almost as easy as the bottled kind. But you won't feel shortchanged at dinner time because it tastes like more work than it really is. Also good on chicken.