We like to eat molletes for breakfast, so I'll usually make the beans ahead of time and refrigerate them until we're ready to assemble the toast.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Place beans in a saucepan and add enough water to cover them by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Step 2

    Drain and rinse beans. Add enough fresh water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water, and rinse.
  3. Step 3

    Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans and salt. Fry until beans are very soft, stirring and mashing frequently, 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler on low heat.
  5. Step 5

    Spread an equal amount of beans on each slice of bread and sprinkle queso on top. Place bread slices on a baking sheet.
  6. Step 6

    Broil until beans are warmed and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes. Remove from oven and top with chile-garlic sauce.