Finely chop red onion, and carrot, then set aside.
Mince garlic and set aside.
Heat medium skillet over medium heat and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Add chopped onion and carrot and sauté until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
Add minced garlic to skillet and sauté for 1 minute. Set skillet aside for later.
Cook quinoa according to package directions.
Once quinoa is cooled, combined quinoa, sautéed veggies, breadcrumbs, chickpeas, hot sauce, salt and pepper, and egg in food processor.
Mix until all ingredients are combined.
Put burger mixture into a large bowl. Form 6 equal size balls.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay the burger balls onto the sheet.
Gently press down on each and form a burger patty.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Spray a griddle or skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
Cook patties on skillet for 5-7 minutes on each side.