'Picnic Foods' would be the theme for the fourth day of this BM #6 session 2. These black beans are sure packed with lot of protein, more fiber and less fat too. I heard / read that these black bean burgers are made for Father's day and are the preferred ones for a Father's day picnic. Surely a filling picnic food at that!! Though we don't follow the tradition of going to father's day picnics, I thought we could make these at home and enjoy the spirit of Father's day at home! I have heard that lot of Vegetarians make these in the open air grills installed at the local picnic spots / parks. So upon googling I came across many websites with different formulas for these Vegan Black Bean Burgers. Here is something I came up with ..

Vegan Black Bean Burger

Ingredients - 

Black Beans soaked, pre treated and boiled 2 cups
Rolled Oats coarsely ground 1/2 cup
Onions finely chopped 1/2 cup
Bell Pepper/Capsicum finely chopped 3 Tbsp
Carrot Grated 3 Tbsp
Garlic 1 clove + Green Chillies 2 + Coriander leaves few paste 2 Tbsp
Salt as needed
Oil 1 Tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
For the Burgers - 
Buns as many as needed
Mustard, Mayo, Hot Sauce, Onion slices, Tomato slices as needed

Black Bean

Method Of Preparation  -

In a wok/kadai heat oil and add cumin seeds. After they brown a little add the onions and saute them until golden brown.

Add the finely chopped capsicum and grated carrot and saute for a couple of minutes. Add in the Garlic-Green Chilli-Coriander leaves paste and salt and mix well.

Coarsely grind the cooked black beans and transfer into the veggie mix. Also add in the coarsely ground oats and mix well.

Remove from fire and let it cool. Ensure the mixture is stiff and not runny. If it is runny add some bread crumbs and if it is too stiff add some hummus or tomato ketchup.

Once the mixture is safe to touch, take a ping-pong ball sized mixture and flatten it into a disc.

Heat a griddle/tawa and spray some oil and place these flattened discs and let them cook on both sides. Though the 'traditional' way of cooking these patties would be on the grill!

Vegan Black Bean Burger

Finish making all the patties and the biggest advantage of these patties is that they freeze pretty well. Store the unused cooked patties in a ziplock bag (in the freezer) and use it within a month.

Assembling the Burger - 

Toast the Buns (Optional).

Apply Mayo, Mustard, hot sauce or any other spread which is preferred.

Arrange a few tomato slices, cucumber slices on the base of the bun, place the cooked Patty and place the top of the bun and munch away or pack it up for the picnic!!

Sending this to 
'Proteinicious' event by Sobha,
Aqua's 'My Legume Love Affair' started by Susan and also 
Srivalli's  Sandwich Mela.

Preparation Time 30 min 
Makes 8 Patties (3 inch)


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Hi harini, back to blogging and blog hopping :) This looks simply perfect! Love black beans and this is an uber healthy burger! bookmarking to try for sure!

  3. Pavani Says:
  4. Adding oats to bind the burgers is a great idea. Black bean burger sure looks filling and healthy.

  5. Vardhini Says:
  6. Burger looks healthy and yummy .. love black beans.

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  7. divya Says:
  8. wow so tempting !! looks so wonderful !!

  9. Anu Menon Says:
  10. Recently made something on similar lines :) like the oats touch!

  11. Aarthi Says:
  12. perfect for picnic

  13. Mélange Says:
  14. A very healthy burger with beans..yummy and truly nutritious..bookmarking.

  15. Priya Suresh Says:
  16. Wat a satisfying,healthy and filling burger,simply nutritious..

  17. Nice healthy burger..looks yumm

  18. Padmajha Says:
  19. What a healthy burger Harini!!

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. I always have bean burger patties in my freezer. This looks like a nutritious meal.

  22. jayasree Says:
  23. All I want is to just bite into that...since that's not possible, I should make it soon.

  24. Jayashree Says:
  25. Healthy and filling..sounds good.

  26. Usha Says:
  27. The pattie looks perfect!

  28. Indian Khana Says:
  29. Looks yum ...I did with mixed beans

  30. Shylaja Says:
  31. Wow. Burger looks perfect. Ideal for any picnic

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  32. purabi naha Says:
  33. You click great images! This black bean burger is just right for a chill-out picnic! Loved it.

  34. Suma Gandlur Says:
  35. Love this healthy burger. My daughter would surely love it.

  36. AJ Says:
  37. Looks very good!!

  38. Unknown Says:
  39. wow, that looks superb, very protein packed :)

  40. A nutritious burger for sure!

  41. Degchi Says:
  42. Bean Pattie looks crisp.

  43. oh I love burgers and this one seems so full of nutrition

  44. Srivalli Says:
  45. You know what at least for the picnic food that all BM's did we should go for a picnic..this burger looks so inviting you know.

  46. Unknown Says:
  47. Can we make them in advance and keep them in freezer?

  48. Harini R Says:
  49. @Sunitha Mallikarjuna - You can definitely make them in advance and freeze them.

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