Saute the ground beef and sausage, breaking into small bits in a frying pan, until browned. Drain and place the meat in the crockpot. Saute the onion, pepper and garlic in the same pan until softened. Add all ingredients in the crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with sprinkles of cheddar cheese, a dollap of sour cream, chives, and/or some hot sauce sprinkled on top for those who need the extra kick.