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Traditional Mexican Molletes

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A traditional Mexican open sandwich with refried beans and melted cheese served with salsa. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or as a tasty snack."
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25 m servings 698
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove some of the bread from the middle of bread halves to accommodate more toppings. Spread about 1 teaspoon butter on each half.
  3. Spread 2 to 3 tablespoons warmed refried beans on bread. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup Borden(R) Cheddar and Monterey Jack shredded cheese on the beans. Place bread halves on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the bread is crispy, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Top molletes with Mexican salsa or pico de gallo.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Traditionally molletes are served with Mexican Sauce (Salsa Mexicana) but any salsa would work with them.
  • If you would like to make them fancier you could add toppings such as: bacon, chorizo, mushrooms or poblano peppers.
  • This recipe is excellent to reuse leftover bolillos or dining rolls.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 698 calories; 26.1 85.3 28 77 1023 Full nutrition

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I hadn't had Molletes since I was a kid. Now I remember why I loved them so much. I used my own homemade refried beans and the addition of butter to the bolillo kicked it up a notch. I loved th...

Oh heaven!! These were fantastic!! For the refried beans, I used my own "hack" with canned refried beans--it's super quick and tastes like homemade refried beans from scratch. Because I add add...

These were really good. I had never had them before, but I will be making them again. So easy! Yum, thanks for a great new recipe.

Simple and yummy vegetarian meal. Even my finicky seven year old liked it!

This was super easy, fast, and everyone loved it. I melted the butter and brushed it onto the bread (just to make my life easier). I topped it with a dollop of sour cream -- SO GOOD! It's gre...

This is a delicious and easy snack. The cheese really does make a difference. Thank you for the recipe.

I love these! They are so easy to make, and so tasty! We make these often for a quick weeknight meal, and I usually serve them with extra fixings on the side, so everyone can add what they want ...