Molletes are a traditional Mexican snack or meal option consisting of beans and cheese melted on a bolillo (toast). What’s not to love about these open-faced sandwiches?
Making molletes is easier than pronouncing them 😉 Try this quick & easy recipe piled high with refried beans, then topped with cheese and broiled…uffff delicious who wants some?!
6 small bolillos or similar bread rolls
2 tablespoons salted butter, softened (optional)
2 cups refried beans El Mexicano®
6 oz El Mexicano® Monterey cheese, sliced
3 oz El Mexicano® Oaxaca cheese, sliced or shredded
Pico de gallo (tomato, onion, serrano pepper, cilantro, lime and salt)
Optional toppings: Sliced avocado and Crema Mexicana El Mexicano®
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Cut the bolillos in two and arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread with butter or olive oil (optional). Place in the oven and broil for 1-2 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown and crisp. Carefully remove from the oven.
- Divide the refried beans among the toasted bolillos, about 2 tablespoons each. Lay a slice or two of cheese on top of the beans.
- Place in the oven again and cook for under the broiler 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is fully melted.
Remove from oven and cool molletes slightly. Serve hot with pico de gallo and a side of Crema Mexicana. Enjoy!
PS: This dish is a great alternative for vegetarians seeking some extra Sabor! 😉