Leftovers then breakfast
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and brown the meat a few pieces at a time. Do not overcrowd the skillet or the meat will steam instead of brown.
Pour the wine or beef broth into the browning pan to deglaze.
Add the onions to the crockpot. Add to the crockpot the spices, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, and broth. Stir to combine.
In a small bowl, combine the water and cornstarch and whisk into the stew. Set at high, cover and cook for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.