Preparation / Directions:
Mix ground beef and sausage meat in a bowl; shape into 2 large patties. Brown one at a time, 5 minutes on each side in a large kettle or 5 quart electric slow cooker. Remove and reserve. Pour off all but 2 tablespoonsful of the drippings. Add onions and garlic, saute just until soft. Stir in celery and green pepper; continue cooking just until celery is soft, then stir in chili powder; cook 2 minutes longer. Combine meat, broken into chunks and sauteed vegetables in the slow cooker. Stir in catsup, brown sugar, mustard, salt, paprika, pepper, water, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce; stir until well-blended; cover. Cook on low for 8 hours, stirring after 4 hours if possible or on high for 4 hours, stirring after 2 hours. Spoon over your choice of hot corn bread squares, rice, toast or tamales.