Molletes with Deconstructed Guacamole


Open-faced refried bean and cheese sandwiches, topped with tomatoes, fresh avocados from Mexico, red onion and cilantro. My own twist on this Mexican comfort food!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
13 mins
Additional Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 4 bolillo rolls, sliced in half lengthwise

  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 (20.5 ounce) can refried pinto beans

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • 2 avocados from Mexico, peeled, pitted and sliced crosswise

  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 lime, sliced into rounds


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Place the bolillo roll halves cut side up on a baking sheet and spread each with 1/2 tablespoon of butter or margarine. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.

  3. Place refried beans in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes until warm.

  4. Divide the refried beans among the toasted rolls and spread evenly to the edges. Sprinkle each roll with 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella. Return rolls to oven and bake until cheese is melted, 7 or 8 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven and top each roll with the sliced tomatoes, avocados, red onion and chopped cilantro. Sprinkle each roll with a pinch of cumin and a pinch of salt. Drizzle each roll with 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil.

  6. Serve warm with fresh sliced lime.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

815 Calories
37g Fat
97g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 815
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 1000mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 97g 35%
Dietary Fiber 18g 63%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 29mg 143%
Calcium 316mg 24%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 1116mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.