Brown the sausage of your choice in a skillet.
While the sausage is browning, add both cans of beans to crockpot. You can use whatever kinds of beans you want, I just listed what I normally use.
Drain the sausage on paper towels in a bowl. I press the excess paper towels on top of the sausage to soak up the grease.
Add tomato sauce to the crockpot
Add drained sausage to the crockpot. I normally use a knife to chop it up into smaller chunks first.
Add spices - onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper, and brown sugar - to crockpot.
Brown the ground beef.
Drain as you did with the sausage.
Add ground beef to crockpot.
Mix it all together. At this point, you can safely taste the chili. Then you can add more spices or sugar if you want.
Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5 hours. To test done-ness, taste one of the beans. I forgot to take a final picture because the husband was ready to eat! Enjoy =)