I like to cook both falafel and bean burgers (mostly black bean). When I make falafel, I only soak the chickpeas, then blend in a food processor. All the recipes for black bean burgers that I have found, on the other hand, have you fully cook the beans and then turn them into patties with various mix-ins.
It seems, to me, that one could theoretically just soak the black beans and then turn into patties as one would do with the soaked garbanzo beans - it's all kind of the same concept, right? But I have never seen a recipe utilizing that method with black beans. Obviously the texture would change, but has anyone experimented with this?