1. In a 5-6 qt. Dutch oven, cook and stir ground beef, chorizo, onion, and peppers for about 8-10 minutes or until translucent and tender. You may add the salt and pepper here if desired. Drain off the fat from the chorizo if desired. Add minced garlic 30 seconds before adding the rest of the ingredients.
2. Stir in undrained beans, puréed tomatoes, tomato juice, chili powder, sugar, red pepper, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 30 minutes to 2 hrs. stirring occasionally.
3. Serve with shredded cheese and your choice of toppings.
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