Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Fat-free Black Bean Burgers

Fat-free black-bean burgers
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Burger
Author: Vaishali Honawar


  • 1 cup dried black beans , soaked for a few hours and cooked until tender, then drained (you can skip the soaking if you use a pressure cooker). Substitute, if you like, with 2 1/2 cups of canned black beans, drained.
  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour or chickpea flour or besan
  • 1/2 cup rolled or instant oats
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder (reduce, for less heat, or substitute with 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce)
  • 1/2 cup minced savory herbs (like sage, marjoram, oregano or thyme)
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste


  • Put all the ingredients into a food processor, and process until grainy and still very textured.
  • Heat a cast-iron or non-stick skillet and spray lightly with oil.
  • Form two-inch discs with the burger batter and drop them into the skillet. The batter will be a little runnier than you’d expect, but it will set and form into firm patties as the burger cooks.
  • Flip over when the underside is golden-brown, and cook on the other side about 3-4 minutes.