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Mexican molletes - bean, cheese and salsa sandwich
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5 from 2 votes

Mexican molletes - super quick version

Molletes are a super-easy, tasty breakfast or snack - so comforting!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 -2
Calories: 429kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 1 white roll (see notes below)
  • ½ cup refried beans
  • ¼ cup Oaxaca cheese grated/torn
  • ¼ cup salsa


  • Cut the roll in half through the middle and scoop out a bit of the middle doughy part of each side so you have a slight hollow. 
  • Preheat the broiler and gently toast the inside of the rolls until just crisp. Meanwhile, warm the refried beans.
  • Fill the hollow in each side of the rolls with refried beans and top with some grated cheese. Put under the broiler and cook for a minute or two until the cheese melts. Serve warm, topped with some salsa. 


Traditionally the roll is a Mexican bollilo - a smallish French-style roll. You can also use most other medium-dense rolls eg kaiser rolls, dinner rolls. 
Note most refried beans are not vegetarian as it will be cooked in lard, traditionally - if this is important to you do check label or make your own, as in other version. 
You can use any salsa, to taste - mild, spicy or a simple pico de gallo is ideal too.


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 1923mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 2.5mg