Always marinate food in refrigerator; never at room temperature. Allow 1/4 to 1/2 cup of marinade for each 1 to 2 lbs. of meat. For tenderization to take place, beef must be marinated at least 6 hour or longer. Marinating longer than 24 hours causes the meat fibers on the surface to break down, resulting in a "mushy" texture. Remaining marinade may also be served as a sauce with the grilled meat or poultry. It should be heated to the boiling point before serving, if not using as a sauce it should be discarded.