I got this recipe from the newspaper years ago, and make it frequently. I serve it with my cucumber yogurt sauce, which I'm also posting. Be warned- It is very garlicky. Also, use less pepper if you're using all beef instead of lamb.
I make this for the "boys" every year during the deer hunt. They talk about it the rest of the year! I like the rich creamy flavor too! This is a little work, but it could easily become a holiday tradition!
Aside from the long baking time, this is a very convenient recipe - a few minutes of prep time, slap it in the oven, and you're free until meal time. I've never tried it in a crockpot, but I imagine it could be cooked that way as well.