Mexican Toast (Mollete) with Refried Beans
and cheese / pico de gallo / coriander green beans
- Onions, medium and white - 1/2, chopped
- Jalapenos - 1, chopped
- Tomatoes, roma - 6, chopped
- Cilantro leaves - 2 Tbsp, chopped
- Oil, cooking - 1 tsp
- Bread, preferably a soft French-style loaf - 8 slices (sub hoagie rolls or baguette, sliced lengthwise)
- Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
- Garlic - 1 clove, peeled
- Beans, refried (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 cans
- Cheese, shredded cheddar or Mexican blend - 4 oz
- Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
- Lime juice - 2 tsp
Make pico de gallo - Combine onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro, and cooking oil (portion for pico). Season with some salt.
Turn on the oven’s broiler and place a rack about 6” / 15 cm below the heat source.
While broiler heats up, place a large skillet or wok with cooking oil (portion for green beans) over medium-high heat. Add green beans and saute, letting the beans brown lightly on the bottom of the pan, until tender and lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with ground coriander and some salt and pepper. Squeeze lime juice over top. Cover to keep warm.
Spread bread out on a sheet pan. Slide sheet pan under the broiler, turning halfway through cooking, until golden brown on both sides. (Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.)
Remove bread from sheet pan and brush with olive oil. Rub the peeled garlic clove onto the bread (this will give all of the bread a light garlic flavor).
Stir refried beans and then spread them over top of bread. Sprinkle with cheese. Return bread to the oven and broil just until cheese is melted, 1 to 3 minutes.
Top bread with pico de gallo. Enjoy with green beans on the side.
This was Rated as “gas” by our teenagers. So simple but delicious. Perfect for a school night dinner. I used leftover refried beans and pico de gallo to make juevos rancheros for breakfast.1 Helpful
Loved this! Felt like comfort food. Followed directions exactly.0 Helpful
Delicious, easy and a hit!0 Helpful
We made a modified version of this with sope shells instead of toast. And store bought pico. It was quite tasty and super quick to make!0 Helpful
Had to mix the beans with a little salsa to make them spreadable. Also they broiled way too fast!0 Helpful
The green beans. Are you kidding me? *Chef’s kiss* The sandwiches were good too. The husband liked them even though he doesn’t love beans or vegetarian dishes. So that’s a win. :)0 Helpful
Yum! Would make again - might use tostadas next time instead of bread.0 Helpful