My friend, Chrissy, made this recipe for me when she visited a while back. She brought some venison (deer meat) with her, as her hubby is a big hunter and this is her mother-in-laws recipe. However, Matt and I have made this marinade several times with random cuts of beef and we love it! The biggest perk is that it is SUPER easy, and it is also a small enough portion that you can reasonably make this for just 2 people.
1/4 c olive oil (could use less if you want)
1/4 c soy sauce
1/8 c balsamic vinegar
2 tsp fresh rosemary
4 cloves garlic, minced (or equivalent amount of already minced garlic)
Mix ingredients. Cut beef/venison/other meat into cubes and place in marinade for at least 15 minutes (up to a day before). Put meat and marinade into pot/pan and simmer until meat is cooked thoroughly. The longer you let it simmer, the more tender it should be. Serve with crusty bread to dip into marinade juices.
Chrissy insists that the way this is served is by putting the pot/pan on the table, scooping the meat onto your plate and everybody dipping their bread into the marinade. I love that way of eating...but I understand some people don't!
Also...I love to get the Take 'n' Bake breads to make with this - especially the garlic one. Yummy!