Slow Cooker Beef  Short Rib Chili

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Cook Time: 8 hrs

Prep Time: 25 Min


– 3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs – 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil – salt – pepper – 1 small yellow onion diced – 3 cloves garlic minced – 30 ounces canned crushed tomatoes – 1 1/2 cups beef broth – 6 ounces strong brewed coffee – 15 ounces canned black beans drained and rinsed – 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from chipotle peppers – 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate roughly chopped – 3 tablespoons ancho chili powder – 2 teaspoons cumin – 2 teaspoons oregano


Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat


Season ribs on both sides with a sprinkle of salt and pepper


Place ribs in hot skillet and let sear for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side until lightly browned and crusted


Remove ribs to slow cooker and add onions and garlic to pan – let cook another 2-3 minutes while stirring until they start to brown


Add about 1/4 cup of the broth to the pan and use spatula to scrape off any remaining meat


Add the onion, garlic and other contents of pan to slow cooker


Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine


Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours


Remove ribs and shred meat from bones (should shred easily with a fork)


Discard bones and return meat to slow cooker


Stir to combine well and add additional seasonings or salt and pepper to taste as desired