Finished dish of Mushroom Molletes

Mushroom Molletes

Have you ever had Molletes? They’re a beloved Mexican open toastie normally enjoyed as “almuerzo” or “brunch” in English. In our version of Mushroom Mollettes we have used pieces of crusty bread smeared with refried black beans in the form of our delicious Gran Luchito Cantina Beans that are then covered with cheese and melted under the grill.

They are then topped with the best delicious buttery girolle mushrooms with our Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix. These are traditionally served with a fresh pico de gallo but we have taken it up a notch and included a spicy crema made using our Gran Luchito Fire Roasted Serrano Chillies.

This is perfect for a late breakfast on the weekend, a lunch, snack, or even as a comforting quick dinner. Try serving our Mushroom Molletes with some Mexican Baked Eggs or Chilaquiles for a delicious brunch. It would also go really well with avocado, so whip up a batch of our homemade Guacamole to have as a side.

If this authentic mexican recipe is your kind of thing to cook, then definitely check out our traditional Chipotle Queso Fundido recipe. It has melty cheese and chorizo scooped up with our Gran Luchito Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips and we think it’s totally irresistible!

  • Prep time

    10 mins

  • Cook time

    15 mins

  • Total time

    25 mins

  • Ideal for

    Breakfast / Lunch
  • Make it

  • Serves


Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 198 fat 17g saturates 8.9g carbs 7.3g sugars 1.9g fibre 0.4g protein 5.2g salt 0.47g

How to make it

  1. In a frying pan heat up the rapeseed oil and add the onion. Fry over medium heat until translucent, then pour in the Cantina Beans (and juices). Add the Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix and the orange juice. Stir and let it simmer on medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes. Mash your beans in the pan with a potato masher. Once they get to a thicker consistency, remove your pan from the heat and add a bit of freshly chopped coriander, then reserve.
  2. To make your roasted Serrano chilli crema, combine in a bowl the creme fraiche, Roasted Serrano Chillies, coriander, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix with a spoon and keep it chilled until ready to serve.
  3. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F. To make your molletes, cut your baguette into two parts lengthways, and then in half, in order to get four open pieces of bread. Spread the butter on top, and add a drizzle of olive oil. Place the pieces of bread on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes.
  4. Once they’re lightly toasted, remove the tray from the oven and spread spoonfuls of refried beans over your toasted pieces of bread. Add the grated cheese on top, and place the tray back into the oven until the cheese is lovely and gooey (about 7 min).
  5. In the meantime, add the butter to a frying pan over medium high heat and saute your girolle mushrooms. Season with Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix, and a pinch of salt and black pepper. When ready, set them aside.
  6. Take your molletes out of the oven and serve them warm with dollops of serrano chilli crema on top, and your sauteed girolle mushrooms. Enjoy with a freshly brewed cup of coffee!

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How to make mexican sweet bread molletes?

Toast some french bread or ciabatta, face side down. While it's toasting, spread butter on top. Remove from pan, plate up and dust with sugar! Serve with a freshly brewed coffee, tea, or cup of milk for the little ones.

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