This recipe was surprisingly delicious; I say "surprisingly" because I am always delighted when something this good comes out of MY kitchen! My sister was visiting from out of town and complained that her favorite German restaurant discontinued offering goulash suppe as it had become too expensive to make. We went online, found this recipe, and loved it! I made it in the crock pot, cutting the recipe in half; I put in the beef, onions and garlic (no butter/margarine - it's just not needed in the crock pot) and let it cook for about an hour, giving the mixture a stir every once in awhile. Then I added the rest of the ingredients, making sure to shake up the flour with a bit of the beef broth before adding it. I used run of the mill paprika, but next time I will upgrade that spice. I cooked it on the high setting for about 4 more hours. At the very end I found I needed to add a bit of sugar as I found the suppe to be a little bitter, maybe from the quality of paprika. I passed out bowls to various family members who dropped by, and it was a hit!