Add all ingredients except the meat to the crockpot.
Stir to combine and taste to adjust spices to your liking.
Add all meat and stir to combine.
Cook on low for 9 hours or on high for 6 hours.
Take out the short ribs and remove meat from bone.
Dice short rib meat and mix back into chili.
Serve with sour cream, cheese, avocado, diced raw onion, jalapenos or whatever other toppings you like.
For a spicier version of this chili, replace the regular chili powder with all hot chili powder and add 1 tablespoon of chopped habanero, about 1 pepper. Add 2 tablespoons chipotle in adobo sauce and 2 chopped chipotle peppers.