In a large cast iron kettle cook your beef and sausage over medium heat. Once the meat is semi getting brown add the veggies and turn the heat down and cook the veggies until tender slowly. This will allow the meat and veggies to marry.
Now once your meat is cooked and veggies are tender, add the beans, tomato sauce, salsa and chipolte peppers with adobo sauce. Mix well. Now add your spices.
Notes: The salsa I use is my own which I always add lots of corn to my salsa. If you can't find a salsa with added corn, just add either frozen corn or canned corn to the recipe.
Another Note: This recipe can be done in the crock pot: Brown the beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cover and cook on low for 8 hours.