In a large pot, crumble ground beef and sausage, add chopped onion and green pepper. Turn heat on to medium high and brown well, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, about 10 minutes. Drain grease well and return meat mixture to pot.
Stir in remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and then turn down to low and cover pot. Simmer for 30 minutes, covered, stirring occasionally. Taste for salt.
Serve on sesame seed hamburger buns, or better yet, toasted brioche buns. And potato chips.
For Sloppy Joe Macaroni Casserole:Reserve 1½ cups sloppy joe mixture for another use (sandwiches!). Add 12 ounces cooked elbow macaroni to the pot and combine. Pour sloppy joe/mac mixture into 9" X 13" baking dish. Top with 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese and bake in 400º oven for 15 - 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and lightly browned and casserole is bubbly hot.