Traditional Molletes

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┬ámolletes is easier than pronouncing them ­čśë┬áTry 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! ­čśë┬á

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