Autumn Slow-Cook Recipes
Slow-cooking is all about simplicity. Quick-fix meals with rich, succulent, mouthwatering flavors enhanced by hours of slow cooking. Fall slow-cooking is all about delicious flavor. Perfect for weeknight meals.
Read on for new ideas and old favorites for the season ahead.
Pork-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Various renditions of this Eastern European staple are found in Poland, Hungary, and Austria. Here, the sweet-and-sour balance of the pork stuffing and braising liquid highlights the traditional flavors. The stuffed cabbage can be prepared a few hours ahead and reheated. Serve with buttered egg noodles.
Turkey Breast and Herb-Cornbread Stuffing
This comforting slow cooker dish is perfect for Thanksgiving or an easy supper.
Taco night just got a major upgrade with this tender and spicy, slow cooked beef! Loaded with spices and hints of lime, it’s the perfect filling for a soft shell taco.
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Peppered Beef Soup
Freeze leftovers in an airtight container up to three months. Add a bit of canned broth when reheating to reach desired consistency.
Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans
“Although fall’s official start date was September 23rd, for me the true mark of the season comes with a series of “firsts”: the first apples to appear at the farm stand; the first leaves to turn orangey-red; the first pot of Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans.” ~Well Plated.
Beloved by generations of French cooks, cassoulet is a rustic, slow-cooked dish made with white beans and a lavish assortment of meats, from duck confit or foie gras to sausages and succulent cuts of pork, lamb or poultry.
CROCKPOT CRANBERRY AND ORANGE MEATBALLS
“These tender Crockpot cranberry and orange meatballs are easy to make, sweet, and comforting.” ~Salt and Lavender
Slow Cooker Thai Pumpkin Soup
“You definitely need to try it. Pumpkin, soup, slow cooker – that’s pretty much the perfect fall meal!” ~Bake.Eat.Repeat
SLOW COOKER HONEY LIME GINGER PORK
“Delicious and tender pork cooked in the slow cooker with a honey, lime, soy, garlic, and ginger infused marinade. We loved it so much we had it twice in one week!” ~The Recipe Critic
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Smoky Turkey-and-Sweet Potato Chili
Chipotle chiles add a kick, but sweet potatoes balance the heat. Adjust the spice in this homey chili by increasing or decreasing the amount of chipotle to suit your taste. Buy the large dried lima beans if you can find them.
Crockpot Lentil Soup
“It’s SOUP DAY! And I’m seriously excited for you. It’s time for the Best Detox Crockpot Lentil Soup.” ~Pinch of Yum
Burgundy Beef Stew
Either a good Pinot Noir or Burgundy works well in this slow-cooked beef main-dish recipe.
Barbecue Pulled Chicken
This BBQ pulled chicken recipe is a fanciful reinterpretation of pulled pork that slow-cooks chicken in lots of tangy tomato sauce. Have sliced jalapenos, sliced red onions and some sour cream on hand to top this barbecue pulled chicken, which makes a hearty main course. You can turn it into an unbelievable sandwich or serve it on mashed potatoes or even whole-grain spaghetti. Serve with shredded napa cabbage tossed with low-fat mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery seed and honey to taste.
Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup
Like most soups, this Moroccan lentil soup recipe gets better with time as the complex seasonings have time to develop. Make it a day ahead if you can—this easy slow cooker/crock pot recipe variation makes it a cinch to get the soup cooking while you do other things.
Enjoy a smoky and spicy classic that takes just a couple of minutes to prepare. When it’s ready, serve over a bed of herbed rice.