Cube all meats if not already done so. Crush garlic.
In a container, combine to marinade stew beef, garlic and soy sauce for 20 minutes.
While marinating, finely dice sweet onion and tomatoes. Also cut and chop carrot, bell pepper and all other herbs.
Cut pumpkin into halve, scoop out seeds, reserve them for roasting or so. Just dice/cube cut all the flesh. Note that you can warm the pumpkin a bit to soften it up for easier handling.
In a wok or large enough sauce pan over medium-high heat, add 1 Tbsp oil.
When hot, stir in sweet onion and tomato.
When soften, add ketchup and wait until they're giving off reddish juice.
Now stir in the marinade beef and then wine to brown them.
When beef is finely brown, remove from heat and transfer into your slow cooker/crock pot.
Add the rest of ingredients, mix and slow cook for 6 to 8 hours on low.
Before serving, test and adjust taste accordingly with salt and ground pepper.
Serve hot/warm on crock pot at your party with some funky witches' fingers bread.