I make this for New Year's Day. After all the rich food from Christmas and New Year's Eve, this is a welcome change. I add black eye peas to the chili for luck and the chili flavor disguises the black eye pea flavor! My family loves this.
Brown the sausage and ground beef together. Rinse in hot water to remove excess fat. If you like your meat to be finer, process in food processor. Otherwise, place in crock pot.
Add chili beans with liquid to crock pot. Rinse black eye peas and place in crock pot with tomato sauce. Add chili powder to taste.
Heat in crock pot until thoroughly hot. Serve over cooked pasta(we use angel hair pasta), Fritos or with crackers. Have grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, sliced black olives, and jalapeno peppers to dress your pasta up! Enjoy for good luck in the New Year!