Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Molletes Recipe

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Molletes with eggs and bacon

Prep Time: minutes
Cook Time: minutes
Yields: molletes
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Ingredients

  • 2 Mexican bolillo rolls or soft white rolls, sliced in half horizontally
  • 1 ½ cups refried beans
  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 10 oz queso Oaxaca
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt to taste
  • chopped cilantro for garnish
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Some people call Molletes the Mexican version of a grilled cheese sandwich, but it's more than that! You need the right combination of bread, beans and cheese to make a mollete.

Molletes are one of those easy and delicious foods you can make any time of day. I made this breakfast molletes recipe for those of you who want to start your day on a delicious note! There's no trick or mystery to this dish. Molletes are open-faced sandwiches made with bolillo rolls (we've got an excellent recipe to make them at home), refried beans and melted cheese. You can top off with a salsa and you're good to go, but for this recipe I added bacon eggs for a hearty and sooo satisfying breakfast. The finished dish is a magical combination sunny-side up fried eggs, crunchy bacon, cheese that's all melty and bubbly, rich refried beans and crusty roll. You can top it off with  a salsa roja or pico de gallo if you add a bite of freshness to the dish. Oh, and here's a useful tip when it comes to your eggs. For the perfect sunny-side up eggs, spoon some hot oil over the eggs as they cook. Start with the egg whites first, and when they start to settle continue with the yolks. That will keep you from having runny eggs!

Molletes are among the simplest and most budget-friendly foods you can make, but like most sandwiches, they also allow you to get creative with ingredients and flavors.

Directions

  1. Heat broiler to high.
  2. Cook the bacon in a medium-size skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally until crisp, about 8 minutes.
  3. Split the rolls in half horizontally and spread each roll with refried beans, bacon and Oaxaca cheese.
  4. Cook under the broiler until cheese is melted, bubbly and with a few brown spots.
  5. Remove from oven and top with fried egg.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Fried eggs
  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a medium pan over low heat.
  2. Crack the eggs into the oil.
  3. When the egg whites begin to turn opaque, cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Season with salt.
  5. Remove from the heat.

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