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9 Low and Slow Recipes for Autumn Meals

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For many of us, a key part of the enjoyment of food is its aroma. Hearty, savory smells wafting from the kitchen are sure to create a Pavlovian response and set our stomachs rumbling.

In autumn that feeling is heightened. I’m not sure if it’s because of those memories of bursting in the door after school and being greeted with a warm stew, the crisp air, or the fall produce that has us craving foods that cook low and slow.

While slow cookers are often the go-to when the leaves start to turn, we’ve got other options as well, including braising and roasting. Each method yields succulent, tender food you’ll be craving all season.

Try these recipes for your next meal.


Spice-Rubbed Beef Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Chickpea and Lentil Stew

Savory Slow-Cooker Granola

Braised Chicken with Fennel and Apples

Slow-Cooker Three-Cheese Enchilada Casserole

Easy Mushroom Broth

Smoky Collard Greens

Chicken and Poblano White Chili

Share your favorite low-and-slow recipes in the comments!