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1 pint dry red beans, rinsed 

1 small onion, minced

Grated cheese

Butter and lard

Salt and pepper

 

Boil one pint of red beans in plenty of cold water. As the water boils away, add more (hot) water until beans are very tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drain.

 

Put in frying pan a heaping tablespoon of lard and butter (half of each).

 

When beans are very hot in the pot put in one small (minced)onion and mash them a little with a spoon, then put them into the boiling grease. Stir well and allow to brown slightly.

 

Ten minutes before taking from the frying pan, add seven tablespoons of grated cheese.

 

- Good Housekeeping Every Day Cook Book 1903 edition