|2 servings||calories per servings 560||protein serving 27 g||carbs per serving 85 g||total fat per serving 13 g|
Molletes are Mexican open-faced sandwiches. Made with bread that toasts beautifully while remaining soft around the middle, these sandwiches are ideal for a light, vegetarian supper. The beans, which are the most important players in this dish, are highly seasoned with smoky spices. These are traditionally slathered generously on the bread; any leftovers are great on their own (or save them for breakfast). There are toppings galore for everyone to add as they please.
|Nutrition Facts||/ Per Serving|
|Total Fat||13 g|
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||85 g|
|Dietary Fiber||17 g|
Heat oven to 350° F. Prepare your mise en place: Chop the chipotle pepper, stir with the adobo sauce and set aside. Rinse and drain beans. Dice tomato, removing stem and seeds. FInely chop green onions. Chop cilantro leaves and stems. Split each ciabatta.
In a large, nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat, heat 1 teaspoon cooking oil. Add beans, 1 cup water, chipotle and adobo sauce, Sandra's Latin Spice Blend and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes.
Use a fork or potato masher to mash beans into a paste. Keep cooking, stirring often, until they are the consistency of soft mashed potatoes. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Lower the heat, and keep warm.
Place bread on a baking sheet, and toast in oven until golden, 8-10 minutes. Spread each loaf with half of beans.
Arrange tomato, green onions, cilantro and cheese at the table. Serve molletes immediately, and top as desired with garnishes. Enjoy!
Born in the USA, Sandra grew up in Latin America, where she learned about Latin American cuisine. In a career that spans more than two decades, food writer and instructor Sandra Gutierrez has taught thousands how to cook. Born in the United States, this bilingual, award-winning Latina author of four cookbooks is considered one of the top national experts on Latin American and Southern regional cuisines.Learn More...