A Famous Soup

From 1912:

Hugh Fullerton, the well known baseball writer, says: “My children would rather have ‘Dad’ make their favorite soup than bring them a box of candy,” and the following is his recipe: Slice a pound of round steak into one half inch slices and cut them into inch and a half squares. Put into a saucepan a heaping tablespoon of beef drippings and one of butter. Slice four large onions rather thin and allow them to fry until they are slightly browned. Add the meat and cook slowly about 15 minutes longer. Salt to taste and then add two quarts of water and let simmer on back of the stove for four hours. Ladle out into marmatite pots and turn over the top of each an inch of melted American cheese. Keep in a hot place for five minutes and serve.