Super Simple Molletes – or Mexican Toasted Cheese Sandwiches

We blogged about the recipe here.

Super Simple Molletes - or Mexican Toasted Cheese Sandwiches

  • 1/4 loaf ciabatta (or use a Mexican bolillo or a kaiser roll), split horizontally; it’s nice to have your bread only about 3/4- 1″ thick
  • 1 T butter
  • around 3-4 T canned refried beans (we use Bush’s Cocina Latina brand or Goya’s Black Bean Soup – which I mush up)
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • around 1/2 c grated Oaxacan cheese – or provolone, chihuahua, or Monterrey Jack
  • Lazy Day Salsa or store bought salsa – such as Pico de Gallo
  • sour cream or Mexican crema

Butter the cut sides of the ciabetta and put the halves under the broiler until the bread slightly browns.  Spread a thin layer of refried beans over each toasted side of bread, sprinkle a bit of salt on top, then add a thin layer of grated cheese.  Place under the broiler again until the cheese melts and is starting to brown a little – a few minutes.

Serve with salsa and sour cream – and please don’t skip them, since they add the perfect finish and are what makes these simple sandwiches delicious and unusual.

Recipe brought to you by BigLittleMeals.com and Andy and Ann

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