1Brown and drain hamburger and sausage together. (At this point, if you want, you can add diced celery and red and green peppers - just cook them with the hamburger and sausage.) Drain and put in crock pot.
2Add all canned ingredients (without draining either the tomatoes or beans).
3Add the spices to taste, but be careful - after they simmer, their flavor will be stronger. I sometimes add just a tablespoon or so of vinegar - it actually seems to kick up the taste of the spices.
4Cook in crockpot until all ingredients are hot. You can serve it at this point, but you can also let it simmer for a couple of hours to tenderize the meat.