Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is very simple and comforting sandwich you can serve with hot soup or a salad. Let your imagination run wild as to what other toppings you would like to add but this is yummy just the way it is.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 French rolls
  • 12 cup refried beans
  • 14 cup shredded cheddar cheese (1 ounce)


  1. Set oven control to broil. Cut rolls horizontally in half. Broil cut sides up 2 to 3 inches from heat about 1 minute or until golden brown.
  2. Spread each roll half with 2 tablespoons beans. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheese.
  3. Broil with tops 2 to 3 inches from heat about 1 1/2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

I love refried beans with cheese and to top a toasted French roll with that combination was perfect for a quick lunch. I used fat free refried beans and low fat cheddar.

LainieBug March 13, 2010

Yum! My kids love these. With some fresh veggies, it's lunch.

KunmingCook February 13, 2013

I thought that I would try this with a little bit of refried bean mixture left over from some enchiladas - used a taco blend of shredded cheese - THIS IS GOOD!! My supermarket had a large loaf of french bread for $2 this week - I bought another can of no fat organic refried beans (on sale for $1) so I could do more of these:))) One eighth of the french bread with this and a salad are a GREAT lunch!! This is like a Mexican french bread pizza!!! Thanks for posting and helping my limping budget along - dgpat

dgpat January 26, 2008