Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Mexican molletes (recipe in the comments)
Salad with salsa verde dressing

Hot tea
Pecan Sandies
Molletes are like a Mexican-style French bread pizza. In fact, you use a baguette as your base. These are spread with beans and cheese, baked, and topped with bacon (or vegetarian bacon or vegetables as you prefer). It's super easy, super satisfying, and unusual. You can pair them with a fruit salad or a basic green salad for a very speedy dinner. I love the comfort aspect of them - melty cheese and beans go a long way on my comfort meter. We're entering the high stress phase of house buying and a comforting dinner couldn't be more welcome.

Prep Notes
Difficulty: Super easy
Chopping: Grate cheese
Time: 20 minutes
Make ahead: Best made just before serving.

J: "Crazy easy comforting fare."
M: "A twist on comfort food."

1 comment:

J said...

Mexican Molletes – Whole Foods
Serves 2-3

1 baguette
1 can refried beans
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
4 slices bacon (or 8 strips of veggie bacon)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Slice baguette horizontally in half. Scrape out some of the interior crumbs. Cut each half into four equal pieces. Spread each with ⅛ of the refried beans. Sprinkle evenly with the cheese. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and beans are heated through.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crisp. When molletes are done, place ½ a slice of bacon on each one. Serve immediately.