Molletes are a classic Mexican breakfast, lunch, or quick snack. They are an open-faced sandwich consisting of toasted bread and topped with refried beans, melted cheese, and pico de gallo.
- 2 bolillo or bread
- 1 cup refried beans
- 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 1/4 onion diced
- 2 lime juice
- 1 jalapeno finely diced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp cilantro leaves chopped
Slice the bolillos in half.
Smear 2 tablespoons of refried beans on one half of the bolillo.
Repeat with the other bolillo halves.
Add Monterey Jack cheese on top of the refried beans.
Set oven to Broiler.
Place the prepared boillos on a sheet pan.
Place the bolillos under the broiler for 7 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Meanwhile, make the pico de gallo.
Mix the tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.
Set the pico de gallo aside until the bread is ready.
Top the molletes with the salsa.
In case, you can't find bolillo, you can use french bread or any type of sandwich roll instead.
Types of cheese to use: Monterey Jack, Manchego Cheese, Oaxaca, White Cheddar
Pro Tip: You don’t want to top the bread with the pico de gallo until you’re ready to eat the sandwich. OR, it will make the bread soggy.
Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1097mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1049IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 479mg | Iron: 2mg