The Mexican Molletes is a popular grilled sandwich served across Mexico. It is nutritious, simple, and fast to prepare with ingredients such as beans, cheese and vegetable salsa. If you love grilled cheese sandwiches, the Molletes is a similar type of Mexican version.
Mexicans eat Molletes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Most Mexican restaurants serve Molletes and they have a place on their menu.
Mashed beans is a good protein source and it is very common to use beans in the Mexican diet. Adding cheese and vegetable sauces make it tasty, nourishing and a healthy food choice. If you are Vegan, you can use Vegan Cheese substitutes that are available or an Avocado spread instead of regular cheese.
Ingredients for making (per serving)
-Mashed beans (2 teaspoons)
-Cheese (as required)
-1 Lemon (one slice)
Prepare the “Pico de Gallo” sauce for topping:
-Fine chop onion, tomato and coriander
-Add lemon juice to the fine chopped items above and mix them well
-Add salt and pepper as required
Cooking Step by Step:
Step 1: (Preheat the Oven)
-Preheat the oven or convection toaster oven to 450°F (220°C).
Step 2: (Brown the Baguette with butter)
-Heat a skillet or cooking pan over medium heat.
-Spread the butter over the cut sides of the Baguette or bread.
-Place the bread slices with the cut sides down on the hot skillet or pan.
-Watch closely until the bread slice gets lightly golden brown in a minute or two.
Step 3: (Prepare the Baguette / bread for grilling)
-Spread the mashed beans over the toasted side of the baguette or bread.
-Place a layer of regular cheese (preferably Cheddar cheese) or any Vegan alternative of your choice.
-Place the Molletes in the oven until the cheese is melted and turned golden brown, usually ready in about 5 minutes.
Step 4: (Spread sauce and serve)
-Spread “Pico de Gallo” sauce or “Salsa” on top of the warm mollete with the beans and melted cheese
-Serve fresh and enjoy!