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Mexican molletes (bean, cheese & salsa toasts)

Mexican molletes are kind of like a grilled cheese - you simply load toasts with refried beans, cheese and salsa fresca (pico de gallo). It's simple, but so comforting and tasty.

Let’s get started!

Gather ingredients


You only need a few ingredients for this dish. You can prepare the beans ahead of time or buy ready-made. 

Toast the bread


You can do this under the broiler, but in the oven is so easy and less likely to burn. Add a little butter on top for a little extra flavor!

Top with beans and grated cheese


Add a layer of refried beans and then top with cheese.  Place back in oven/under broiler so the cheese melts

Add some salsa fresca


Salsa fresca, aka pico de gallo, adds a lovely fresh finish to these toasts, not just in color but in flavor!

Perfect for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.