This is a lovely cheese sauce on toast. It was my mom's recipe. She used to make this when she had to feed a family of 9 with very few resources. However, I remember this as some of the best comfort food. Serve over buttered toast. For an extra special dish, we like to top it with a fried egg.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion until soft, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir flour and salt into onion until flour forms a paste, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Gradually whisk milk and Dijon mustard into onion mixture and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly until the sauce thickens, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Stir Cheddar cheese and white beans into sauce until cheese melts into sauce, 5 to 7 minutes.

Cook's note:

You can use Dijon or yellow mustard. Pinto beans can be substituted for the white beans.

Nutrition Facts

365 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 24.4g; fat 22g; cholesterol 66.4mg; sodium 540.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (27)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2012
thank god for women like your mom...and thank you for saving this recipe Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2018
I didn't like the cheese factor. Wondering if it would be good with white sausage gravy instead. Read More
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2012
thank god for women like your mom...and thank you for saving this recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2012
I served this over toast with a fried egg on top like the recipe suggests and it was DELICIOUS! And easy to make! I used skim milk as it was all I had and it didn't seem to make a difference. This is definitely a keeper! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2012
Lord have mercy! This is GOOD! I made it exactly like the recipe except I made twice the amount and used a mixture of pinto beans navy beans and black beans. I tasted it to make sure its actually good and finally stopped myself after the fifth big bite. This is comfort food and so tasty! We shall have it over hot biscuits. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2012
This is FOOD!!! It may be old-fashioned but boy is this delicious. Just wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2014
I have made this several times. I love it but it is definitely a folksy comfort dish and so quick and easy to make. I gave it 4 stars because my teenagers will not even try it. Their loss - more for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2016
Well Ive never heard of rarebit and thought it sounded interesting so gave it a try and glad I did! This dish was so easy and quick to make and tasted great. I had it with and without the toast and it was delicious! Almost exactly like my moms home made mac and cheese sauce but with beans added to it. Definitely keeping this one Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2013
This recipe was introduced to me by a friend and I fell in love right away. I like how easy it is to make and that it stretches easily to feed extra people. The leftovers also freeze really well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2013
Warm and rich. The fried egg on top is a nice touch. Not something you want to eat if you are trying to lose weight...but I'm not so I had seconds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2016
You know what it's really good! I love that it is so simple inexpensive and delicious. Also a great idea for an easy meatless meal when you're wanting something along those lines. As already pointed out it goes great on toast. I used just a little over 1 cup of cheese because it was all I had and I was not about to go to the store just to get another bag of cheese. My love of cheese is great but my laziness is sometimes even greater. It still tasted wonderful. (Looks really appetizing with a bit of dill and paprika sprinkled on top- thanks to the poster of that photo for the idea!) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/02/2018
I didn't like the cheese factor. Wondering if it would be good with white sausage gravy instead. Read More
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