I watched Alton Brown do a interesting thing with burger last evening. I love his shows. As Bushie indicated, he is a food genius.
He took several pounds of ground medium chuck and rolled it flat on some wax paper. It was only about a 1/4 inch thickness. He seasoned the entire thing on top and then folded it in half and then seasoned it again. He removed the wax paper and cut the burger in about 5 inche squares and cooked them on a griddle. He cooked them about 2 minutes on each side.
He used some mayo on his warmed buns to keep the grease from absorbing in the buns.
I liked his technique and i will try it.
Paul E. Smith