I want to make my chili vegetarian in the slow cooker and then I want to be able to add short ribs when I reheat it. I'm finding great recipes for short ribs, but most are for eating them as the meal. I like to cook the chili a day or two before I plan to eat it. Since I'm feeding vegetarians and non-vegetarians, I want to be able to add the meat when serving. Maybe I'm asking too much...Thanks for any feedback!!!