Molletes II ( Mexican Beans on Toast)

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 15mins


  • 4 -5
    bolillos bread or 6 slices French bread, DAY OLD
  • butter or extra virgin olive oil, for spreading
  • 1 12
    cups refried beans, definitely homemade
  • 1
    cup Mexican blend cheese, such as queso blanco, queso fresco (can substitute sharp white cheddar) or 1 cup panela cheese (can substitute sharp white cheddar)
  • shredded lettuce (to garnish, crunchy lettuce such as romaine or iceberg) (optional)
  • 1
    cup salsa, homemade if possible
  • 1
    cup guacamole, homemade is preferable


  • Cut the bolillos in half lengthwise and then cut a small slice off the bottom of bread so that each piece lies flat. If using French bread, cut into 3/4" slices.
  • Spread each slice of bread lightly with butter or olive oil, or a combination of.
  • Arrange the bread slices on a cookie sheet and broil for about 3-4 minutes until crispy and golden.
  • Divide warmed refried beans onto the rolls, sprinkle with cheese on top. Broil again but only until the cheese starts to melt, perhaps another minute or two at most.
  • Remove molettes from oven and garnish with lettuce, if desired. Next top with salsa and guacamole.