Once in a while you get in the mood for some comfort food, right? Well this is a comfort snack. The combination of melted cheese on top of refried beans in itself is just scumptious. Add some homemade chorizo, some pico de gallo and a spicy arbol sauce, oh my gosh my mouth is salivating.
In Mexico, molletes is a popular snack but also a common breakfast food. I believe I can certainly start my day pretty great if I was eating a hearty mollete for breakfast.
Hmm, all of a sudden I got this great idea!
BREAKFAST: Molletes anyone?!
DINNER: Molletes anyone?!
You know whenever I make these Molletes its an opportunity to make the delicious spicy sauce that goes along with it. Now if you are not into spicy foods as I am, just disregard the sauce part of my recipe. But if you like spicy anything, please make sure to give this sauce a try. It’s just delish!
Use 6 inch crusty baguettes….slice down the middle and remove some of the breading as to allow for the bread to hold ingredients better.
Turkey chorizo cooked….
Mexican Oaxaca cheese….if you cannot find, alternate with monterey jack or mozzarella cheese.
- 6 " french baguettes (or any crusty bread) (sliced lengthwise)
- 1 15.5 oz can refried beans
- oaxaca cheese (or monterey/mozzerella cheese) (shredded)
Pico de Gallo
- 1 small white onion (chopped)
- 2 roma tomatoes (chopped)
- 1 jalapeño (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon cilantro (finely chopped)
- 3 dry arbol peppers (boiled)
- 2 garlic cloves (boiled)
- 3 roma tomatoes (boiled)
- 2 Tablespoons cilantro (finely chopped)
- salt (to taste)
- 1 Pound ground turkey (beef, chicken, pork)
- salt (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
|In a saucepan over medium heat, boil 2 tomatoes, arbol peppers, 2 garlic cloves (peeled) for about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove stems from peppers and put all in blender. Blend until smooth with a cup to a cup and a half of water. Add salt to taste. When salsa has cooled, add chopped cilantro (do not add until salsa has cooled or cilantro will cook from heat). Put in small bowl.|
|Pico de Gallo|
|Chop onion, tomatoes, jalapeño and cilantro. Mix together and put in small bowl.|
|Season pork with spices and cook over medium heat until ground turkey is brown.|
|Slice bread lengthwise and remove some of the bread on the inside to make some room for toppings. Spread shredded Oaxaca cheese (or monterey jack/mozzerella cheese) on top of beans. Followed by the ground turkey and broil for about 5 minutes until cheese has melted.Remove from broiler and add pico de gallo and salsa. Serve immediately.|