The Every Girl Gourmet, Audrey McGinnis, offered up a special family recipe for National Slow Cooker Month. Here's her grandmothers beef paprika recipe.
1/4 cup olive oil
2 lbs. beef chuck or round, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 Tbs. Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 cup sweet onions, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbs. brown sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
dash of Cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cup water
2 Tbs. flour
1/4 cup water
3 cups cooked egg noodles, (12 oz. bag)
Warm oil in a large skillet or in your slow cooker if it has the option. Toss meat with steak seasoning in a mixing bowl. Add meat to the skillet and cook on medium/high heat to sear outsides; roughly 3-4 minutes. Remove meat from pan with slotted spoon and place in bowl for later use. Place onions in meat/oil drippings and cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and stir well. Cook for 2 minutes. Pour meat and onion mixture into slow cooker, (including any juices in bottom of meat bowl.) Add remaining ingredients, excluding 1/4 cup water and flour, and stir well.
Set slow cooker to low and cook for 5-6 hours. Whisk together flour and remaining 1/4 cup water and slowly add to cooked meat while stirring. Replace lid and cook on medium for 5-10 minutes, so flour flavor cooks out of mix. Stir well and serve over egg noodles.
*This can also be made in a pressure cooker. Follow directions above, but place ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook for 25 minutes.