In a large high sided electric skillet (or large stew pot) combine beef and sausage and brown over med-high heat (sausage should be just crispy on the outside and beef should be nicely browned, not grey).
Add onion when almost finished and cook until onions are tender.
Combine all dry ingredients and spices in a small bowl and set aside.
Add tomatoes and beans to skillet mixing well and bring to a slow boil.
Add spice mix and stir well, continuing to boil.
Add bacon, corn, peppers and remaining ingredients to chili and mix well.