I see and hear a lot of people fumbling when it comes to cooking for others. There’s a lot of reasons why people struggle with this, but my Oopsie Burger will both feed, and impress, whoever you are entertaining.

Recipe: Oopsie Burger

Yield: 6 Serves


  • Cream of Tartar
  • 6 Eggs
  • 180g Cream Cheese
  • 1kg Beef
  • Lettuce
  • Garlic
  • Herbs
  • Sauces

I see and hear a lot of people fumbling when it comes to cooking for others. There’s a lot of reasons why people struggle with this, but my Oopsie Burger will both feed, and impress, whoever you are entertaining.

It’s keto friendly, like everything else here, and so tasty, and the bread is good enough to convince others that it may even have wheat in it!


These are roughly the ingredients you’ll need to conquer the beast

Oopsie Buns

Egg Whites

Straight up, separate egg whites from the yolks. Mix 1/4 teaspoon, as a maximum, of cream of tartar, and using an electric beater, mix them for at least five minutes. Make sure that when you’re beating the egg whites to use a small container, or they wont whip up in the right way.


Take your six yolks, and 180g of cream cheese, and beat until 90% of the lumps are gone from the mixture.


When you have both a lovely, foamy bowl of whites, and smooth mixed yolk and cream cheese, combine them, and fold them into one another, preserving as much of the air that you can


To make them into buns, use a springform pan, line the bottom, side optional, with baking paper, and pour in the mixture.

Pour half the mixture in at a time, and bake this at 150ยบC for at least 20 minutes, or until it browns slightly. This is how it looks when it’s done.


As for the patty you will need 1kg of beef mince. Mix this with a clove or two of garlic, some olive oil, and mixed herbs. Knead the additions through in a big bowl

When you’re done, load this into the springform pan, flattening it out into an even surface.

Here’s how thick it will be in a 9″ pan, be prepared for shrinkage though

Put it in the oven at 180ยบC until it looks like this.

You may need to take it out to drain the fluids from time to time, at least, place a flat baking tray on the rack beneath it.


Now you have two buns, and a patty. Take one patty and put down a layer of cheese

Now place the meat patty on top

Then a layer of cheese on top

Add some lettuce, then the top bun, and you’re done!


From here, it’s really up to you. I opted to put lettuce on here, as everyone I was feeding held no objections to it, but on my own piece I used tomato, mustard, ketchup, and jalapeรฑos. Suit yourself, and your guests, and experiment with it. It’s fun to make, impressive to show, and tasty to eat.

19 Comments on Oopsie Burger

What herbs do you use?

by Raven on September 23, 2012 Reply

    Basil and oregano in this case ๐Ÿ™‚

    by Aaron on September 23, 2012 Reply

Shoutouts from a fellow r/keto redditor. Awesome collection of recipes. Great job on the website and sharing the keto lifestyle message.

by LowCarbFlix on September 24, 2012 Reply

In the bun prep at the top under the Yolk section, you said “6 egg whites” again.

Great recipe though, I can’t wait to try it!

by Warren on October 4, 2012 Reply


    All fixed!

    by Aaron on October 4, 2012 Reply

Hey! Do you know any alternative for Tartar creme ? I’m not sure I can get this here in Germany, I’m not even sure I know what it is ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the great recipes !

by Andrea on February 3, 2013 Reply

    Hey Andrea,

    To be honest, I’m not sure of an alternative, but you could very likely make it without the cream of tartar. Apparently it’s called Weinsteinpulver in Germany, though, and is generally found in the health food area of a supermarket.

    Hope that helps!

    by Aaron on February 4, 2013 Reply

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

      by Andrea on February 5, 2013 Reply

      You can’t make it without the tartar cream (wich is a white spice in a bottle).
      It won’t lift and would give you a very flat bread.. ๐Ÿ™‚ mine was good yummy 1

      by ML on February 6, 2014 Reply

    you could use 1/4 tsp of lemon juice ๐Ÿ˜€ it serves as a stabilizer for the whites ๐Ÿ˜‰

    by Anna Nedic on July 10, 2013 Reply

do you know the carb count on this?

by colleen on February 20, 2013 Reply

    Not sure on the carb count to be honest, but even at the mammoth size, I can’t see it being particularly noteworthy โ€” I wouldn’t worry about it at all.

    by Aaron on March 4, 2013 Reply

I believe it’s about 2.3 grams of carbs per 100 grams of cream cheese.

by Sherry on March 6, 2013 Reply

I tried making this and i was not impressed. The “bread” just fell apart and it did not have a good flavor overall.

by matsty on March 25, 2013 Reply

    you have to leave it out on the counter for a minimum of 6 hours. i usually leave mine for a whole day, put it in a container, then eat it the following day. i can even fold it once it dries out.

    by Anna Nedic on July 10, 2013 Reply

You said to cook the beef at 180 until it looked like what you did on the picture, but could you give an estimate on the time?

by fcbaldur on April 28, 2013 Reply

    Probably half an hour or so, but you can go more or less depending on how you like your beef cooked.

    by Aaron on May 9, 2013 Reply

hey maaaaan awesome post!! i just love how thick your oopsie bread is… i found this through google images lol. mine is like the others, somewhat flat but still has a volume in them. was the final batter really thick?

by Anna Nedic on July 10, 2013 Reply

    Haha awesome, I made it thick because I wanted to make this outrageous burger, you can really have it as thick or thin as you want really, but thicker is a bit harder because it takes longer to cook in the middle.

    The final batter got fairly thick but I had to be careful to not keep folding it in as to not destroy too many bubbles.

    by Aaron on July 10, 2013 Reply

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