I do the same thing with the paprika when I make beef stew - it's basically like marinating it in paprika. Everything else I put in is essentially the same too (no tomato though, just doesn't sound right). Cant wait to try out that braising method one of these days.
Making another batch tomorrow. Adding in half a brisket along with approximately double the amount of beef back ribs for a nice triple batch. This should ensure there will be leftovers this time!
I already cooked the brisket tonight as per the usual way, after cutting it up into 2" X 2" cubes and browning just as I did the ribs. That way I will just have the ribs to do tomorrow and the final assembly.
Since I have all 14 seasons of Good Eats, I have been going back and watching several of them and have been trying out other recipes. What, you ask? Well that's a different post....