Sunday, December 25, 2022

Mexican Molletes Bites

These Mexican Molletes bites are an easy to make appetizer that are simple and comforting too. Top with fresh pico de Gallo, jalapeño, or slices of avocado.

Mexican Molletes (pronounced miss-yeh-tes) are open faced sandwiches made with just three ingredients - bread, refried beans, and cheese. They are generally eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This appetizer is based on this quick comfort food, and any comfort food flavors will always be loved by everyone. 

Bread - Rolls like Bolilo or Telera are used traditionally. To make them bite sized, I have used slices of fresh baguettes to make the comfort food as bite sized appetizers. Slice a fresh baguette into about 25-26 slices of half inch thickness. 

Butter - a little butter on the bread adds to the flavor as well as the crunch. 

Refried Beans - this recipe uses homemade refried beans using pinto beans. In this way, it is possible to customize according to your spicy heat preference. Store bought refried beans can also be used. Refried beans with black beans can also be used for flavor variation.

Cheese - Oaxaca (proneness woh-ha-ca) cheese is used in Mexican Molletes. It is a stringy cheese made with cow milk and it can be called the Mexican mozzarella. Not all Oaxacan cheese is vegetarian friendly. Check here gif the list and choose the brand that fits your diet. Mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese can be substituted for Oaxaca cheese. Top with shredded cheese to your preference. 

Toppings - a fresh pico de Gallo, pieces of avocado, and jalapeños are great to ping choices to jazz up Molletes and bite sized Molletes. Though they can be served as such, serving with toppings make it extra special. Plus, it allows the guests to add toppings according to their choice. 

These Molletes bites are perfect to serve for any occasion. These can be fixed in a jiffy and need only a few minutes of active cooking time. A warm cheesy bite is the best comforting comforting food and these tasty bites would please any crowd. If you like this, then these Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers and tortilla taco cups are great ones for you. 

Can you believe 2022 is almost over? And it is almost time to plan on celebrations for 2023 as the New Year is just a few days away. This Molletes bites is a tasty appetizer for your party that you can make in a jiffy and I am sharing this for the event Christie is hosting in #ourfamilytable. Check for the links at the end of the post for delicious finger foods for your party. We share Recipes From Our Dinner Table! Join our group and share your recipes, too! While you're at it, join our Pinterest board, too!

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Baguette - 1, slices to ½-in, thick slices 

Refried beans - 1 to 1.5 cups

Cheese - 1.5 to 2 cups, shredded 

Butter - 2 tbsp, room temperature 


Fresh pico de Gallo 

Sliced jalapeños 

Avocado cubes 


Spread a little butter on the bread slices. Broil for two minutes.

Remove from the oven, spread a little refried beans.

Top with some cheese.

Broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese melts.

Remove from the oven. Transfer to a serving platter, serve with toppings on the side.

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  1. Now this is my kind of small bite! Love all that cheese!

  2. Love Mexican flavors and they come together so elegantly in these!