I followed the recipe as stated. I used good quality chuck and organic (but not Hungarian) paprika. I served over bow-tie pasta with a glass of Barbera d'Asti. Maybe the wine overpowered the food?
The recipe is quick and easy, no exotic ingredients required and needs only a chopping boad and one sauce pan in addition to the crock pot so here's very little clean-up required.
I found the flavor a little lacking. I probably won't make this again.