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

Equipment

  • potato masher

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.