Mexican Molletes (avocado, bean & cheese melts)

A traditional Mexican snack of beans and cheese melted on toast, then customize the toppings to suit your tastes. Easy and delicious!
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Essential Ingredient beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 100kcal
Author Aimee


  • 6 small bolillos or similar crusty rolls
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups refried beans
  • 1 1 /2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • alfalfa sprouts or shredded lettuce


  • Preheat a broiler to 550F.
  • Split the bolillos in two and arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread with butter. Place in the oven and broil for 1-2 minutes, or until the edges begin to crisp. Carefully remove from the oven.
  • Divide the refried beans among the toasted bolillos, about 2 tablespoons each. Smash them down with the back of a fork. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the beans.
  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Cut into quarters and peel off the skin. Slice each quarter into three sections. Place a slice of avocado on each bolillo bun.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese all over the avocado. Place under the broiler and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is fully melted. Keep a close eye on the pan and do not walk away.
  • Remove from oven and cool molletes slightly. Serve hot with sour cream, salsa and sprouts or lettuce.


Calories: 100kcal