Shape the beef into 6 thick patties.
In a large heavy skillet heat 1 tablespoons of the butter and add the patties and cook to the desired doneness.
Meanwhile stir the remaining ingredients together adding 2 teaspoons of water to them.
Remove the patties to hot plates and cut 2 gashes in each and sprinkle with the spice mixture.
Top each patty with a teaspoon of butter.
Stir 2 tablespoons of water into the skillet and bring to a boil then pour over the burgers.