Black Bean Burgers

Black beans, garbanzo beans and rolled oats form the base for this flavorful moist burger patti. Don't be intimidated by the list of ingredients. They are all thrown together in a mixing bowl. The burger buns are fresh out of the oven. I have included a link to the super easy recipe to make your own burger buns.

Black beans in my opinion are the best for burger pattis as they are so flavorful. This is my favorite black bean patti recipe.

Recipe adapted from here
For the patti (for four patti)
You will need
12 oz. beans (I used half black beans and half garbanzo)
3 tbsp. yellow onion, diced
3 tbsp. red bell pepper, diced
3 tbsp. black olives, diced
1 Serrano pepper, minced
4 oz. rolled oats
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tbsp. cilantro, minced
1 tbsp. cumin seeds
2 tbsp. bread crumbs
salt and black pepper to taste

If using dried beans for the patti soak them overnight and pressure cook the next day. If using canned or a carton of beans skip this step.

Bake either sourdough buns or buns made with commercial yeast like the ones below. You will need four buns for this recipe. You could use store bought buns too.

To make the patti drain the beans and transfer to a bowl. Combine with all the other ingredients. Use your hands to crush the beans a little without turning them to mush. Let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for half an hour. Prepare a ramekin by placing a rectangular piece of plastic wrap in it such that it extends beyond the sides. Divide the patti mixture into four portions. Place one portion in the ramekin over the plastic wrap and press down.

Once the patti shape is formed pull the plastic wrap to release the patti. Continue to shape the remaining three portions. Place in a refrigerator to firm up until needed. Heat a griddle pan and add a few drops of oil on it. Place one or two patti on it and brown both sides flipping over just once. Repeat for the other two.

Prepare burgers with onions, tomatoes, lettuce and anything else you like.



  1. Using a ramekin to shape the patti is a cool idea. That is a flavorful and colorful patti.

  2. Ehe..I loved your shaping the patty idea..and the pattys look so delicious. .I am actually drooling.

  3. Wow, those burger buns look so perfect Varada. Very well made -- they look like store bought ones.. Burger with beans sounds healthy & delicious. Love your tip on making patties -- will sure use it some time soon.

  4. These sound healthy and yummy. I was planning to make some tomorrow and see your post now. :)

  5. My EO loves burgers and this is on my to do list right now :)


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