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Black Bean Patties

- Submitted by Dahlia on 4th Aug 2009

(Black Bean Burger Patties)

Black Bean Burger Patties


  • Black Beans - 1/2 lb
  • Oats - 1 cup
  • Bread Crumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1/4 (grated or finely chopped)
  • Beetroot/ Carrot - 1/2 cup (grated)
  • Garlic - 2 cloves (minced)
  • Cilantro - handful (finely chopped)
  • Salsa - 2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  • Red Pepper Flakes - 1/2 tsp (Optional)
  • Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed


  1. Soak the black beans overnight and pressure cook it for 2 whistles. You could also use canned beans instead.
  2. Add the oats, breadcrumbs in a food processor and pulse it few times.
  3. Next add the onion, garlic, beetroot, cilantro and the cooked beans and pulse it for few times. Be careful not to mush up the beans.
  4. Add the seasonings - salt, red pepper flakes, pepper powder and cumin powder and pulse again till it all comes together.
  5. Remove the entire mixture onto a mixing bowl and mix in the salsa with it.
  6. Taste the mixture and add in additional seasonings if needed.
  7. Make small patties of desired size and shallow fry it on a griddle.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve as an appetizer with tomato sauce or use it to make black bean burgers or roll it inside flat breads to make wraps.

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Comments (9)

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This look so delicious! I am definitely going to try this one.
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Please do try. It tastes delicious.
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how much will is make? we are doing a girl scout international night and need to make something that is easy and will feed 75 peopel
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The amount given would make about 6-7 big sized and around 10 small patties. You can make the mixture or make the patties and freeze it well ahead. That way you can make it easily.
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can u tell me how to make chicken cultet
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will post the recipe soon.
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must try this. what is salsa
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Salsa is a Mexican dip made mainly with tomatoes and other ingredients like onion, chillies, cilantro etc. You can use tomato paste instead.

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Comment by Namagiri Sridhar
Is there any specific variety of oats to use?
Can you give a recipe for salsa - I know a recipe for corn and tomato salsa . Can I just use that?
Can we use canned black beans?

Thx a lot
Reply :-
          Hi Namagiri, You can use any type of oats.
          I used store bought tomato salsa. You can use your own recipe for salsa.
          You can also use canned beans.

Comment by kuntal vyas aggawalhi
       hello mam....
simply loved the recipes....
need to try few.... it this challenging life.. where everyone is
so demandin... i too needed good bfast recipes for my hubby... found few... will try it soon...
thaks a ton... really needed it... ur site is awsum....
Reply :-
          Thank You so much Kuntal. Do try the recipes and give your feedback.


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