Molletes- Mexican Toasted Bean and Cheese Sandwich

 Molletes- Mexican Toasted Bean and Cheese Sandwich are one of the best sandwiches there is! Traditionally this is a breakfast dish I love it anytime.



Molletes- Mexican Toasted Bean and Cheese Sandwich

Molletes are traditionally a breakfast dish but wonderful any time. If you want a vegan dish simply omit the cheese. This is another fast, healthy and easy to make dish.
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 804 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 3 cups cooked beans (drained)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 4 bolilos or other crusty oval shaped roll (cut into half lenghtwise)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • Salsa
  • Avocado slices
  • Sour Cream
  • ham *optional. sliced
  • cooked pork or chicken *optional shredded


  1. Drain the beans in a colander set over a bowl. Save the bean liquid. Preheat your toaster oven or regular oven.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and sauté until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add the drained beans.
  3. Using a potato masher, mash the beans until they become a spreadable mixture, adding extra bean liquid, if needed.
  4. Put the rolls on a baking sheet and broil until lightly golden, about 3 minutes.
  5. Spread each half of the rolls with about 1/2 cup of the refried beans. Top with shredded cheese. Return to the oven and broil until the cheese is melted and starting to bubble.
  6. Transfer the rolls to a serving tray and serve. Top with salsa, sour cream and avocados.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Molletes- Mexican Toasted Bean and Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 804 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 1248mg 52%
Potassium 820mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 2g
Protein 42g 84%
Vitamin A 38%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 76%
Iron 37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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