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Side view of Double Batch Bean Smash topped with cheese tomatoes and green onions in a baking dish.

Double Batch Smashed Beans

Double batch smashed beans have two types of beans smashed together, then topped with melted cheese and baked.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • potato masher


  • 16 ounces refried beans
  • 16 ounces 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


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Melt 1 Tbsp. butter. Sautee half the onions, half the tomatoes, and the garlic for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Add the can of chili beans to the pan.
  • Press down on the beans with a potato masher or cylinder roller to smash the beans.
  • Add the can of refried beans to the pan, then stir everything together to combine.
  • Place into a greased, oven-proof dish. Top with cheese, the rest of the tomatoes and onions, and green onions.
  • Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted.