This meal is often requested by my husband, therefore I affectionately refer to it as "Husband's Happiness."

1 medium-sized onion, peeled and sliced
fresh, thinly sliced mushrooms (about 8 ounces)
Thirds of a cup of chicken broth
1/4 cup of heavy cream
one-fourth cup of dry sherry
a quarter cup of regular flour
4 tablespoons of oil together with seasoning salt and pepper
Fresh thyme, chopped, 1 tablespoon
paprika, mild, 1 1/2 tablespoons
Fresh parsley, 2 teaspoons chopped
To begin, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Rub some salt and pepper on the beef blade steaks and season them to taste. Brown the steaks on both sides in the skillet, if needed in batches. Brown the steaks and then place them in the slow cooker. (The beef gets its additional flavor during the browning process.)
2. Saute the sliced onions and mushrooms in the same pan with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil until they are soft and slightly browned, about 5 to 6 minutes. Approximate time required: 5 minutes.
3. Toss the onion and mushroom combination with the sweet paprika and minced fresh thyme that you've added to the pan. To bring out the full taste, cook for one more minute.
4. After uniformly coating the beef steaks, transfer the combination of mushrooms and onions to the slow cooker.
Make sure there are no lumps in the chicken stock, dry sherry, and flour by whisking them together in a separate basin. After the steak and mushrooms have cooked in the slow cooker, pour this mixture over them.
6. Once the beef is at least 6-8 hours (or 4 to 5 hours on high) in a covered slow cooker, it will be soft and cooked thoroughly.
7. After the slow cooker time is up, gently take out the meat steaks and put them aside.
Turn the slow cooker on high and stir in the cream and chopped fresh parsley. Toss everything together well. Before putting the steaks back in the slow cooker, coat them with the mushroom sauce.
9. Return the lid to the slow cooker and continue cooking on low heat for another 10 minutes. This will give the flavors time to combine.

Over cooked rice, mashed potatoes, or your preferred side dishes, serve the slow cooker Swiss steak with mushrooms. Have fun!