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Double Batch Smashed Beans

Two types of beans, chili & refried, smashed together then topped with melted cheese. Double Batch Smashed Beans is a new side dish for your taco nights.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped, a small portion left raw for garnish
  • 4 ounces swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 green onions chopped, 1/2 for dish & 1/2 for garnish
  • 1 tomato chopped, 1/2 for dish & 1/2 for garnish


  • Melt 1 Tbs butter. Sautee 1/2 the onions, 1/2 the tomatoes and the garlic.
  • Add both cans of beans to the pan.
  • Smash with a potato masher to combine.
  • Cook for around 10 minutes stirring every few minutes until completely heated through.
  • Place in an oven proof dish. Sprinkle with cheese then place in 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Top with reserved onions and tomatoes. Enjoy!