In 4- or 4-1/2-quart Dutch oven, cook onion, green pepper, and garlic in hot bacon drippings or oil about 5 minutes or until almost tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in paprika and cook 2 minutes. Stir in beef cubes, tomato paste, water, salt, and black pepper.
Cover and bake in a 325 degree F oven for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender. Serve over noodles; pass sour cream. Makes 8 servings.