Here's a recipe I use quite frequently that you might like, just keep in mind that I have a 6-qt crockpot so my recipe has changed from the original:
Ground Beef Stroganoff for Crockpot (Tripled)
6 lbs. ground beef
4 med. onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 (16-oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained
3 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 (10-oz.) cans beef consomme
2 (6-oz.) cans tomato paste
32 oz. container Sour cream mixed with
10 TBSP flour
Brown ground beef in a large skillet, add onions, garlic, and mushrooms (I usually do this in stages 2 lbs ground beef, 2 cloves garlic, 1/3 of onions and mushrooms. Cook them up, drain the excess grease/fat and stick in the crockpot and then start over with another batch). Saute until onion is golden brown. Put in crockpot with all other ingredients except for sour cream/flour mixture. Stir thoroughly and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir in sour cream/flour mixture one (1) hour before serving.
Serve over hot buttered noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes.
Don't knock the mashed potatoes until you try it. My father recently got new dentures and refuses to take them back to get fitted right, so Mom found this solution for him. It makes it 'mushy' enough for him to 'gum-so to speak' without hurting his mouth. And he actually likes it better this way, and in some instances so do I.
Hope you like it. This will give you a few days worth of leftovers that you can play around with.