Brown the ground beef and sausage in a large
skillet over medium heat until mostly cooked
through. A little pink is fine. Add the diced
onion, bell pepper, and garlic and stir to
combine. Cooking cooking over medium heat until
onion is translucent. Transfer the beef mixture
to a 6 quart crockpot or slow cooker.
Add the kidney and pinto beans. Top with diced
tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth and hot
sauce. Next add the seasonings (chili powder,
cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper and
sugar). Pour tomato sauce over the top and stir
to combine. Place the lid on the slow cooker
and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or on high for
2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.