Mexican Molletes
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Molletes Mexicanos

These Molletes Mexicanos (Mexican Molletes) are perfect anytime, breakfast, lunch or dinner!  Made with crusty bread, ground turkey, (chicken, beef or pork) oaxaca cheese, pico de gallo and topped with chile arbol salsa.  Excellent comfort food!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 3 6 inch french baguettes or any crusty bread (sliced lengthwise)
  • 15.5 oz can refried beans
  • oaxaca cheese or monterey/mozzerella cheese (shredded)


  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 jalapeño chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped


  • 3 dry arbol peppers boiled
  • 2 garlic cloves boiled
  • 3 roma tomatoes boiled
  • 2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
  • salt to taste


  • 1 lb ground turkey beef, chicken, pork
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp 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 one cup 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.

Turkey Chorizo

  • In a skillet over medium heat, season turkey with spices.  Break turkey apart with a spoon.  Cook until ground turkey is brown.

Assembling Molletes

  • Slice bread lengthwise and remove some of the inside of the bread to make room for toppings. 
  • Spread the refried beans on bread and top with shredded Oaxaca cheese (or monterey jack/mozzerella cheese). 
  • Followed by the ground turkey.  Broil for about 5 minutes until cheese has melted. 
    Remove from broiler and top with pico de gallo and salsa. Serve immediately.  Enjoy!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2.9mg