Mini Molletes de Frijoles (Mexican Bruschetta with Beans)


Slices of baguette (or bread roll) topped with refried beans, melted cheese, and salsa. Prepare them for your next meeting or when you have unexpected guests.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups cooked pinto beans

  • 1 tablespoon water, or more as needed

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 baguette, sliced 3/4-inch thick

  • 10 ½ ounces Oaxaca cheese, shredded

  • 2 tablespoons pico de gallo, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beans and water; mash until soft and heated through, about 5 minutes.

  2. Spread butter on baguette slices; arrange on a toaster oven tray.

  3. Bake in the toaster oven until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread beans on top. Cover with Oaxaca cheese.

  4. Bake in the toaster oven until cheese is melted and lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with pico de gallo.

Cook's Note:

Thin beans with broth instead of water if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
18g Fat
34g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 747mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 292mg 22%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 234mg 5%

* 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.