Recipe: Stewed Beets

Boil them first and then scrape and slice them. Put them into a stewpan with a piece of butter rolled in flour, some boiled onion and parsley chopped fine, and a little vinegar, salt and pepper. Set the pan on the fire, and let the beets stew for a quarter of an hour.

The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)