Trim fat from meat; cut meat into 3/4 inch cubes. In a large skillet brown meat cubes and onion, half at a time, in hot oil. In crock pot, combine undrained pineapple, orange juice, tapioca, curry powder, bouillon granules, pepper, and bay leaves. Add meat and onion to cooker.
Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 9 1/2-11 1/2 hours or on high heat setting for 3 1/2-4 1/2 hours. Add drained apricots, cover; cook on low or high heat setting for 30 minutes more. Serve over rice. Sprinkle peanuts on top of beef.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens New Crockery Cookbook