Appetizers and Side dishes — By Ben on 03 January 2008
Molletes – Mexican Comfort Food

cookoff200.jpgUpdate 01/04/08. I will be participating on the 2008 Comfort Food Cook-Off on Eve’s blog, The Garden of Eating, with this recipe. Was that perfect timing or what?

After the holidays nobody wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I know I don’t, especially after cleaning my kitchen from top to bottom to make it sparkle (I have become my mother!). This is the time when I turn to comfort food to avoid getting my kitchen dirty (something that I can never seem to accomplish), and what a better way to keep things simple than making molletes, “the” Mexican comfort food by far.

MolletesMolletes are no more than bolillos (white bread) cut in half and baked with refried beans, cheese, chorizo, ham or even turkey or chicken on top. I specially like them with refried beans, chorizo and cheese. I add salsa or pico de gallo right before eating them. This dish is very popular in most Mexican chain restaurants at the price of 2 or 3 dollars for 4 bolillo halves. This is a filling, cheap and easy to make dish that will not disappoint you on one of those cold and lazy winter mornings.



Buen provecho!


Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Mexican
  • •Bolillos cut in half lengthwise, you can also use baguettes, Italian bread or even biscuits.
  • •Canned refried beans.
  • •Melting cheese.
  • •Cooked chorizo or ham, turkey breast thin slices or any other cooked meat or veggies (leftovers work perfectly)
  • •Salsa, pico de gallo or guacamole.
  1. Warm up oven to 300° F (150° C)
  2. Spread refried beans over the bread. Top with cheese and meat.
  3. Bake on cookie sheet for 10 minutes or until it starts to turn light brown.
  4. Serve with salsa and enjoy.

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(21) Readers Comments

  1. I just made some for the whole crew every one loves these!!! they are mega delicious and really fun to make and easy no doubt..::D i give it a 10!

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  3. Ben you look as tasy as this dish ;)

  4. *tasty*

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