Place oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in ground meat. Remove casings from sausage and add to ground meat. Break up sausages into chunks with spatula. Brown the meat, stirring constantly. Add in onions, garlic, salt and seasonings. When onions are softened, remove the mixture to the crock pot. Add beans, tomatoes and chicken stock. Mix together well and add in remaining ingredients (except for tomato paste). Let cook in slow cooker on LOW for 8 hours or on HI for about 4 hours. Add in tomato paste at the end if mixture is too runny.
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