Crockin’ and rockin’ – that’s how we roll. As soon as those temps start to dip in the mornings and evenings, you can find us puling out the ol’ crockpot and our favorite fall recipes. There’s nothing better than coming home from a day at the office to the smell of the food that’s been cooking itself all day. And no better feeling, I might add, than not having to cook that night! Today a few gals from the LIY Team are sharing recent favorite crockpot recipes that are the perfect meal for any fall day! Did I mention we got to sample all of these the other day in the office? They are mmm mmm good!
Erin’s Go To Taco Soup
Erin’s Go To Taco Soup
- 1.5 lbs Ground Beef browned
- 1 Onion chopped
- 2 cups Tomato Juice
- 15 oz Tomato Sauce
- 10.5 oz Beef Broth
- 2 (10.75) oz Cream of Potato Soup
- (2) 15 oz Kidney Beans
- 1 pkg Taco Seasoning
- Fritos, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese garnish
Brown the ground beef.
Add all ingredients to slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.
Garnish with Fritos, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese, etc! Enjoy!
Katy’s Granny’s Southern Roast
Arlene’s Southern Roast
There’s nothing like cozying up with roast on a chilly day. It’s simple, but don’t let it fool you – it’s delicious! This recipe is special to me because it’s from my Granny. She passed away in 2013, so using one of her recipes is a way for me to feel connected to her and keep her spirit alive. I hope you love this roast as much as I do! -Katy
- 1-2 lbs Chuck Roast
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 1/2 cup Beef Broth [low sodium or regular]
- 2 pkg. Brown Gravy [low sodium or regular]
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt [optional]
- Pepper to taste
- 7-8 Small Yukon Potatoes [cut in half or quarters]
- 5 Large Carrots [cut into 1/2 inch pieces]
Heat olive oil in a large pan on medium to high heat.
Season the meat with a sprinkle of garlic powder and pepper then sear it in the pan until the outside is brown on both
Cut the potatoes in half and the carrots into ½ inch pieces and throw both into the crockpot.
Put your two packages of brown gravy mix into the crockpot.
Next, add in your water, beef broth, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.
Stir and cook on high for approximately 4 hours. Then turn on low for another 2 hours or as long as you’d like. Enjoy!
Steph’s Crockpot Lava Brownies
Crockpot Lava Brownies
The deliciousness of Lava Cake, with a peanut butter twist and brownie flavor – all with the convenience of crock pot cooking.
- 2 C Flour
- 1 C Sugar
- 3/4 C Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 C Almond Milk Can also use regular milk if desired
- 1/4 C Vegetable or Canola Oil
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1 1/3 C Powdered Sugar
- 1 C Peanut Butter
- 3 C Boiling Water
Spray the inside of your crockpot to prevent sticking.
In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder.
Add milk, oil and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined. Mixture will be very thick. Spread into crockpot.
Add boiling water to a bowl. Stir in peanut butter until melted. Add powdered sugar. Pour on top of brownie mixture in crockpot.
Cook on low for 3 hours.
Optional: Serve with ice cream or fruit and whipped cream.
Becca’s Sweet + Savory Mulled Apple Cider
Sweet + Savory Mulled Apple Cider
A slightly spicy, savory version of the classic fall favorite mulled apple cider.
- 1/2 gallon apple cider tip: refrigerated + cloudy cider tastes best
- 2 oranges sliced
- 1 lemon sliced
- 1½ tsp peppercorns
- 2 bayleaves
- 1 dried red chile pepper
- 3-4 star anise
- 3-4 cinnamon sticks plus more for serving
- 1½ tsp whole cloves
- 1 bunch fresh thyme
Add cider, one of the oranges, lemon, bay leaves, dried red chile pepper and cinnamon sticks into a slow cooker.
Place peppercorns, whole cloves and star anise into a loose tea bag or cheesecloth bag. If none are available, feel free to add these ingredients directly into the cider as well.
Heat on low for 4-6 hours, then turn to the keep warm setting.
Remove mulling spice bag, citrus and other spices from the slow cooker.
Add mulled cider to a mug and top with an orange slice, cinnamon stick and some fresh thyme. Enjoy!
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.