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Molletes Recipe (Easy Mexican Sandwich)

Super Easy Molletes Recipe

This super easy molletes recipe are one of my favorite meals. A mollete is just toasted bread topped with refried beans, cheese and the salsa of your choice. So super simple but really delicious. I like the fact that they are super quick to whip up but also have plenty of flavor. Molletes can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a snack.

molletes recipe

Bolillo is the traditional bread to use with this meal. However I prefer to use ciabatta bread and it works just fine. Sliced french bread also works. I like refried black beans on mine but you could also use refried pinto beans. There are a variety of cheeses you can use such as Chihuahua, monterrey jack, oaxaca and mozzarella. Mozzarella is my preferred cheese because I pretty much always have it on hand. Then I top it with pico de gallo.


Whenever I make refried black beans you can bet we will probably be having molletes later on in the week. This is why I love beans so much. They can be used in so many different delicious ways. They don’t have to be boring unless you make them boring. This meal is probably my favorite way to use black beans. I just love how the bread and beans fill me right up and then there’s the delicious fresh flavor of the pico de gallo. Just yum!

This ridiculously easy and tasty molletes recipe is a must try. If you haven’t tried these you must! You are sure to love it! I will be posting easy recipes for pico de gallo and refried black beans soon so don’t forget to check back.

5 from 1 vote


Molletes are an easy Mexican snack you can whip up in no time especially by using leftover refried beans!

Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican, pico de gallo, refried beans
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 2281 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 4 Ciabatta bread
  • 8 tbsp Leftover refried black beans
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup pico de gallo


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Place slices of bread on baking sheet and toast for 10 min.
  3. Spread a couple of tbsp of refried beans on each slice of bread.
  4. Top beans with cheese.
  5. return to oven and broil for about a minute until cheese is melted.
  6. Top with pico de gallo and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2281 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 5558mg242%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 439g146%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 88g176%
Vitamin A 910IU18%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 283mg28%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Molletes are a delicious Mexican meal that can be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a snack!

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Saturday 28th of January 2017

I've never heard of molletes. Thanks for introducing them to me.

Shannon @ Pass Me some tasty

Saturday 28th of January 2017

Love the simplicity of this meal!

alyssa @ A bite of inspiration

Saturday 28th of January 2017

I've never tried Mollettes before, but I definitely will now! They look delicious! Thanks for sharing!


Saturday 28th of January 2017

You're welcome Alyssa, I sure hope you like them!


Friday 27th of January 2017

Never heard of these before but they look yummy!


Saturday 28th of January 2017

Oh they definitely are!


Friday 27th of January 2017

I have never heard of these before, but they sound amazing!!

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