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21 Fall Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

Thank you, slow cooker, for all that you have given us.

1. Beer Braised Chicken With Tomatoes and Chiles

This recipe calls specifically for pumpkin beer — but feel free to sub in any favorite that you have on hand. Get the recipe.

2. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Fall fact: Every meal is better with a side of cornbread. Get the recipe.

3. Crock Pot Cranberry Pork Loin

After eight hours, you'll pour out the liquid, thicken in a saucepan, and drizzle it back over the pork. Get the recipe.

4. Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Mind your peas. (And carrots. And potatoes.) Get the recipe.

5. Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

For anyone wondering, the finer things in life include buffalo chicken, cheese, and tater tots. Get the recipe.

6. Vegetarian Red Lentil Dal

A vibrant spice mix of turmeric, cardamom, cumin, mustard seeds, and fennel seeds gives this a ton of flavor. Get the recipe.

7. Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken Sandwiches

8. Crock Pot Pumpkin Chili

This recipe uses ground turkey instead of beef, along with three kinds of beans — so it's protein-packed. Get the recipe.

9. Bourbon-Maple Slow-Cooked Baked Beans

The beans simmer in a sweet and tangy sauce — that includes apple cider vinegar, barbecue sauce, and bourbon — for 12 hours, so you know it's gonna be good. Get the recipe.

10. Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Quite possibly the easiest beef and broccoli you'll ever make — no sautéing or frying required. Get the recipe.

11. Vegan Slow Cooker Corn and Red Pepper Chowder

This version is thickened with soy or almond milk and pureed potatoes. Get the recipe.

12. Crock Pot Corn and Potato Chowder

13. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Festive party sticks are optional, but appreciated. Get the recipe.

14. Pot Roast Sandwiches With Garlic and Brown Sugar

Make a big batch, because the leftovers freeze well. Just be sure to save some of the liquid to reheat it with later. Get the recipe.

15. Red Lentil Chickpea Soup with Butternut Squash

16. Crock Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

The sauce cooks all day — then just cook the pasta as usual on the stovetop before serving. Get the recipe.

17. Vegetarian White Chili With Roasted Poblanos

At the base of the chili are poblano peppers that you'll broil in the oven first — before tossing everything into the Crock Pot and simmering all day. Get the recipe.

18. Crock Pot Shredded Beef Enchiladas

The meat mixture cooks for several hours, then the dish is finished off in the oven. Get the recipe.

19. Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Topped with fresh cilantro. Get the recipe.

20. Savory Irish Stew

Step one: Brown the beef. Step two: Slice and dice the veggies. Step three: Let the slow cooker do everything else. Get the recipe.

21. Chicken Teriyaki

Serve it up in sandwiches, over rice, or on its own. Get the recipe.