By Anna Kocharian

Published on August 29, 2016

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Fall is crockpot season, and we’re more than ready to get cooking. As the seasons change school starts, and temperatures cool, crockpot recipes are your best friend when it comes to easy weeknight meals. Read on for some new ideas for the season ahead. 

barbacoa beef

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.  

Get the recipe on The Recipe Critic

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sausage and sweet pepper hash

Put fall’s freshest farmers’ market finds to good use – much like this healthy blend. Featuring a sweet pepper and herb mix, this cheesy hash is best served with a side of eggs. 

Get the recipe on Better Homes and Garden.

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cranberry and orange meatballs

Filled with the quintessential ingredients of the season, these hearty meatballs come tender, sweet, and with a hint of tang.

Get the recipe on Salt and Lavender.

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crockpot quinoa chicken primavera

A cocktail of fresh herbs lend a refreshing flavor layer to this rich blend, featuring quinoa, asparagus, and a zesty pesto sauce!

Get the recipe on Pinch of Yum.

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creamy cilantro lime chicken

This creamy chicken is best served on a warm bed of rice, and is exactly something we would crave on a chilly autumn day.

Get the recipe on The Recipe Critic

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slow toasted granola

Consider this your go-to breakfast for the rest of the season. It hardly gets any easier than making granola in a crockpot, and it will surely beat the store-bought variety any day!

Better Homes and Garden

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honey lime ginger pork

We can’t get enough of a good lime and ginger pairing, especially when it comes in the form of a delicious honey glaze. This slow-cooker pork recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal!

Get the recipe on The Recipe Critic

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pork shoulder with zesty basil sauce

Tender and full of zest, the chimichurri-inspired sauce of this hearty dish complements the bold flavors of the pork with an unexpected mix of spices.

Get the recipe on Epicurious 

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chicken gnocchi soup

Our favorite part of this decadent blend just may be the splash of condensed milk, which lends an ever-so-soft hint of sweetness to the savory notes of basil and bacon.

Get the recipe on Pinch of Yum.

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quinoa black bean crockpot stuffed peppers

Make the most of late summer peppers with this black bean stuffed recipe, featuring quinoa, red enchilada sauce, and an avocado and cilantro garnish.

Get the recipe on Pinch of Yum.

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mexican shredded beef and beef tostadas

A five-ingredient, slow cooker meal is about as ideal as weeknight dinners could possibly be. Pair a beef chuck roast with jalapenos and taco seasoning, and garnish with a splash of lime, post cooking.

Get the recipe on Sweet Phi.

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chicken stew

Cold weather and chicken soup go hand-in-hand, and this slow cooker version is no exception. Experiment with fresh veggies, locally sourced from a farmers’ market (if accessible) for a delicious and seasonal twist.

Get the recipe on Salt and Lavender.

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pumpkin pecan bread pudding

When a handful of fall’s favorite flavors come bundled in one decadent bread pudding, something good is surely in store. Psst! Don’t forget to serve these mini bowls with a generous scoop of ice cream and a caramel topping.

Get the recipe on The Gunny Sack.

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pineapple pulled pork tacos

This season, Taco Tuesdays come with a tropical twist. Featuring a unique blend of pineapples, apricots, and garlic, this pineapple barbecue based pork dish is not one to miss!

Get the recipe on Gluten Free with LB.

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philly

cheesesteaks

Philly cheesesteaks on a weeknight? You better believe it! Recreate this classic in your slow cooker with just a handful of veggies and a bold spice seasoning.

Get the recipe on The Recipe Critic

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healthy chicken ramen bowl

Ditch the pre-packaged variety and instead, opt for this healthy alternative featuring a chicken broth base and a fresh vegetable mix.

Get the recipe on Simply Healthy Kitchen.

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crockpot lentil soup

Consider this the ultimate detox soup of the season. Loaded with an array of healthy ingredients – butternut squash, lentils, and carrots – and seasoned with herbs de provence, this hearty blend is a must-try! 

Get the recipe on Pinch of Yum.

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beef barely soup

This veggie and barely soup is the quintessential fall dish with its robust slew of flavors and bold hints of garlic. 

Get the recipe on The Food Charlatan

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maple pumpkin spice chex mix

Whip this classic mix up at your next gathering – tailgates included – for an instant, crowd-pleasing snack!

Get the recipe on Averie Cooks.

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brown sugar balsamic pork tenderloin

Warm notes of sage accentuate the deep flavors of this brown sugar spiced pork roast. Pair this dish with a side of potatoes or a roasted veggie medley at your next dinner party!

Get the recipe on The Food Charlatan

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butternut squash dal

Loaded with spices and exotic flavors, this butternut squash-based dish will surely put a fun twist on your weeknight meal rotation.

Get the recipe on The Girl on Bloor.

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crockpot quinoa meal

Brimming with superfoods, this breakfast essential will surely keep you filled until lunch. Paired with apple cider, almond milk, and maple syrup, it’s best to serve this blend with a handful of fresh berries.

Get the recipe on Little Rusted Ladle