Molletes (or Open-Faced Mexican Sandwich) is a yummy breakfast idea or perfect as a quick afternoon snack. Mexican food doesn’t come any easier than this! By Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
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Molletes (or Open-Faced Mexican Sandwich)

Molletes is an easy breakfast or afternoon snack. This delicious open-faced Mexican sandwich is a classic Mexican favorite.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Maggie Unzueta


  • 1 bolillo or bread
  • 4 tablespoons refried beans divided
  • 2 slices Manchego cheese
  • Pico de Gallo or your favorite salsa


  • Slice the bolillo in half
  • Smear 2 tablespoons of refried beans on one half of the bolillo.
  • On the other half of the bolillo, smear the remaining 2 tablespoons of refried beans.
  • Add Manchego cheese on top of the refried beans.
  • Set oven to Broiler.
  • Place the prepared boillos open-side up on a pan.
  • Place the bolillos under the broiler for 4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Top with pico de gallo.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 337mg | Iron: 1.2mg