4 Easy Crockpot Dinners For Halloween

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There are approximately two things I can cook in my adulthoodness: breakfast (I make the world's best coffee cake) and anything in the crock pot.

Other than that, my culinary skills are sorely lacking, I'm afraid. But I pretty much use my crock pot for any and all excuses I can make to have an easy dinner. And luckily for me, there are a lot of varieties when it comes to dinners you can throw and go.

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Halloween is the perfect time to try out one of these crock pot dinners because it's a night when you're going to want to take it easy in the kitchen. Here are a few of my favorite crock pot dinners that are four-children approved!

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The Easiest Ever Chicken Burritos

I kid you not, these are the easiest ever chicken burritos you will ever make and I use this recipe all.the.time. Ready? Here goes:

  • 1 can of salsa
  • 1 burrito seasoning pack
  • 1 can black beans, drained

Pour all into crockpot, top with two or three fresh or frozen chicken breasts, cook on low for 4-6 hours, then shred chicken and serve.

Seriously. It's like I'm a witch or something, right?

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I made a cheesy potato soup for one of my daughter's baptism parties and it was a super easy crowd pleaser. And while I won't lie and tell you this can at all pass as a health food, it sure is satisfying on a cold Halloween night.

Get the recipe here.

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Crock Pot Roast

You really can not go wrong with a good crock pot roast. Throw any chunk of meat in there, top with chunks of potatoes, onions, carrots, and season with salt, pepper, oregano, rosemary, and honestly, whatever else you feel like for 6-8 hours and you've got yourself a meal.

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Here's a recipe for those of you who prefer more specifics other than “Meat, Crock Pot, Done.”

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Orange Chicken

I love this recipe, also a family staple in our home, because it uses fresh orange juice and is super easy to throw together in the morning. You can “bread” the chicken with flour or just leave it as is, and I also use fresh OJ instead of concentrate.

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We serve with fresh stir-fried veggies and rice. And come on, guys, this is an “orange” meal for Halloween, so it's pretty perfect, right?

Get the recipe here.

What is your favorite crock pot meal?

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4 Easy Crockpot Dinners For Halloween

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss. ... More

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