Published May 22nd
Prep 10m Cook 13m Additional 7m Ready In 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 814.6

Open-faced refried bean and cheese sandwiches, topped with tomatoes, fresh avocados from Mexico, red onion and cilantro. My own twist on this Mexican comfort food!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 bolillo rolls, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 (20.5 ounce) can refried pinto beans
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 avocados from Mexico, peeled, pitted and sliced crosswise
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime, sliced into rounds

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. 2 Place the bolillo roll halves cut side up on a baking sheet and spread each with 1/2 tablespoon of butter or margarine. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  3. 3 Place refried beans in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes until warm.
  4. 4 Divide the refried beans among the toasted rolls and spread evenly to the edges. Sprinkle each roll with 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella. Return rolls to oven and bake until cheese is melted, 7 or 8 minutes.
  5. 5 Remove from oven and top each roll with the sliced tomatoes, avocados, red onion and chopped cilantro. Sprinkle each roll with a pinch of cumin and a pinch of salt. Drizzle each roll with 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil.
  6. 6 Serve warm with fresh sliced lime.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 814.6
  • Carbohydrate 96.8 g
  • Cholesterol 61.3 mg
  • Fat 36.9 g
  • Fiber 17.6 g
  • Protein 27.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 13.8 g
  • Sodium 999.6 mg
  • Sugar 4.6 g


  1. The combination of ingredients desconstructed really makes these a fun snack. The avocado gives these a smooth and cool texture. They are full of flavor and easy to put together. Thank you for the recipe.
  2. My family loves these! We often make them for a quick weeknight dinner.