4 Crock Pot Recipes Perfect for Fall

The slow cooker (a.k.a crock pot) has been a busy family’s best friend for as long as I can remember. You set it and forget it and when you get home later that night you have a delicious, hot meal waiting for you. The recipes and prep work are relatively simple, and the cooking takes no effort, it’s a win-win. Crock pot recipes are perfect for fall and you can make anything from soups, to pot roast, to dessert. I wanted to share some of my favorite fall recipes made in the crock pot that can be used for multiple occasions including family dinners, parties, or tailgates.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

This buffalo chicken, once prepared, is very versatile. You can eat the chicken on a bun as a slider, put it on a salad, warp it up in lettuce wraps, put it on nachos or make it into a quesadilla. It’s a perfect recipe for tailgating!

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle of preferred buffalo sauce (I like Frank’s)
  • 1 containter Gordo’s Cheese Dip (any flavor)
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp of butter
  • ½ package of dry ranch dressing mix

HOW TO PREPARE

Put the chicken into the crock pot with the diced onions, minced garlic, ¾ of the bottle of buffalo sauce, and the ½ package of the dry ranch dressing mix. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours and then shred the chicken with a fork. Add the rest of the bottle of hot sauce and the butter and stir until the butter is melted and the chicken is fully coated with sauce. Serve with slider buns and top with Gordo’s Cheese Dip!

Taco Dip

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb of ground beef (or ground turkey for a slightly healthier option)
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced
  • 1 10 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 4 oz can of green chilies
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 container of Mild or Hot Gordo’s Cheese Dip
  • 1 cup of Mexican shredded cheese blend

HOW TO PREPARE:

In a skillet with some olive oil, brown the ground beef (or turkey) and then add the diced onion and jalapeno peppers. Cook until the onions are slightly translucent. Thoroughly drain all excess oil / liquid from the mixture and place in a crock pot. Add the canned tomatoes, green chilies, black beans, and the taco seasoning packet. Stir together and cook on high for 3 hours. Once cooked, add in the Gordo’s Cheese Dip to the crock pot mixture, mix in thoroughly. Top with shredded cheese and serve with your favorite tortilla chips. Other optional dip toppings include sour cream, avocado, salsa, black olives, and/ or sliced jalapenos. If you want, you can also serve with small tortillas if people want to make tacos with the ‘dip’.

Monkey Bread

I don’t really to know how this dish came to be named ‘monkey bread.’ But here is a picture of a monkey eating bread for your amusement (you’re welcome).

Once you eat it, you won’t really care what it’s called cause it’s so dang good. The monkey bread recipe can double as a sweet breakfast treat or even a dessert.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 can of prepared cinnamon rolls
  • 1 can of prepared biscuits
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

HOW TO PREPARE:

Start by opening the cinnamon rolls and biscuits, set aside the icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls for now. Cut the rolls and biscuits into about 1 inch pieces. In a large Ziploc bag, combine the regular sugar and cinnamon. Add the cut up pieces to the bag and coat them thoroughly with the cinnamon sugar mixture. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar.

Spray your crock pot with cooking spray and place the coated and cut up pieces into the pot. Layer the bread appropriately with the melted butter and brown sugar mixture so that your pieces are all coated. Cook on high for 2 hours. Top with the icing from the cinnamon rolls to finish! I also like to add maple syrup on top of mine, especially if you make this one for breakfast.

Apple Cider

For those chilly fall evenings, it’s always nice to have something to warm you up. It made sound unconventional, but you can keep the apple cider warm in the crock pot if you’re having people over at the house for a bonfire or fall party. Just stick a ladle in the mixture. For an adult beverage, you can add a shot of rum or brandy warm you up even more!

Warning: Your entire house will be filled with the smell of apple cider!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 64 oz of apple cider
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 2 Tbsp of whole cloves

To prepare, pour the cider into the crock pot along with the cinnamon sticks and orange slices. Place the whole cloves in a spice bag before placing into the apple cider mixture. Cook on low for at least 2 hours before serving. The added bonus of this recipe is that is also makes your house smell amazing!

There you have it! These 4 recipes will get your fall season started off on the right foot. Whether you’re tailgating, having a bonfire, or just making dinner for the family, you’ll be covered with the slow cooker recipes!