Homemade buffalo sauce creates the perfect homemade dish. It’s hot, spicy, tangy with a hint of sweetness. The homemade version is easier to make than you might think and it tastes so much better than anything bought in a jar or bottle.
Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe
Buffalo sauce is an amazing sauce. It can go on so many different recipes. Since I had been reliant on if something is in stock or not, I have started creating my own of anything that I can. I am so in love with this recipe. Besides creating the perfect buffalo wings, I can also use this buffalo sauce for making buffalo chicken dip, buffalo chicken sandwich and so much more.
This spicy tangy Buffalo Sauce is easy to make at home! A quick and easy spicy homemade Buffalo sauce that can be made ahead of time. While you can use other hot sauces, we find that using Frank’s Red Hot is the best option for the best flavor when making this delicious sauce!
Making homemade buffalo sauce from scratch is easy! This easy recipe is great for chicken wings, dips, and all other favorite party recipes. Plus it is easy to adjust the spice level to whatever you want. You will love being able to make your own homemade buffalo sauce at home. Seriously skip the store bought stuff and make your own buffalo sauce, you won’t go back to the store brand again.
What is buffalo Sauce?
Buffalo sauce is a spicy sauce that many people use for dipping or coating chicken wings. It can be used for many other recipes as well. It is made of hot sauce, butter, vinegar, Worcestershire, and a few other ingredients.
Why is Buffalo sauce called Buffalo sauce?
Buffalo Sauce does not get its name from America’s legendary Buffalo but rather from the city of its creation – Buffalo, New York. According to the Anchor Bar, Teressa Bellissimo made them in 1964 for her son and friends one night and an instant hit was born. It wasn’t long until this secret sauce was loved by millions.
Is this an authentic Buffalo Sauce and why?
An authentic Buffalo Sauce is made with Frank’s Red Hot sauce. This is one of the key ingredients used to make this hot sauce.
What Goes with Buffalo Sauce?
Buffalo sauce goes on appetizer recipes and even dinner recipes. Most people use it for making buffalo chicken wings, but you can use it as a dip for chicken nuggets and chicken tenders too! It makes a great dipping sauce!
Ways to Use Buffalo Sauce
After you have made your homemade buffalo sauce, you can use it in a lot of recipes. Using homemade is going to elevate the flavor of your food. Of course you will want to use this homemade buffalo wing sauce to make buffalo chicken wings, but there are lots of other uses too.
Some of my favorite recipes to use homemade buffalo sauce are Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash, Buffalo Wing Pretzel Sticks, Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Nachos, Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla, and Buffalo Cauliflower Bites.
If you are looking for low carb recipes, this homemade buffalo sauce recipe is perfect, it is keto friendly and low carb! You can use it in Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, Buffalo Chicken casserole, and buffalo chicken lettuce wraps.
Is Buffalo Sauce Healthy?
Buffalo sauce has capsaicin and it is known to have health benefits. When the capsaicin is paired together with fat, there is a link between life expectancy and eating spicy foods. Some research has shown improved digestion, less headache pain, lowered blood pressure, and a faster metabolism.
In addition, it is lower in calories and is low carb.
Is it just hot sauce?
What’s the Difference Between Buffalo Sauce and Hot Sauce? A lot of people think that hot sauce and buffalo sauce are the same thing. They are not. Hot sauce is a mix of seasoning and vinegar. Buffalo sauce uses hot sauce as the base of the sauce but other things are added to it. Then other things are added, including butter which adds richness. More vinegar and seasonings are added. This gives the buffalo sauce more flavor, as well as makes it spicier than hot sauce.
Is Buffalo sauce the same as Tabasco sauce?
Buffalo sauce and Tabasco sauce have different main ingredients. Buffalo sauces are made with Frank’s Red hot sauce which is a Cayenne pepper based sauce while Tabasco Sauce is a Tabasco pepper based sauce which is 8x as hot as Frank’s red hot.
What is the difference between Buffalo sauce and Hot Sauce?
Buffalo wing sauce starts with hot sauce, then mixes in butter and other spices to make a rich, flavorful wing sauce.
How to Make Buffalo Wing Sauce Spicer
A homemade buffalo sauce can be adjusted to suit everyone by adding additional cayenne pepper. Since some people like it mild and some people like it spicy, you can easily change the level of spiciness of this recipe.
If you want a little more heat, add another tablespoon of cayenne pepper. For a medium amount of spice, add more cayenne pepper, around 2 teaspoons. For a homemade hot buffalo sauce, add another 1 teaspoon. It is best to add the spice slowly so you do not make the sauce too spicy.
How do You Make buffalo sauce less spicy?
To make buffalo sauce less spicy use less cayenne pepper. You will want to use a little bit of it so you have the flavor, however, you can keep the amount of cayenne pepper that you want to.
How to Store Buffalo Sauce
Buffalo wing sauce needs to be stored in the fridge. I personally like to store it in a mason jar, if you don’t have one that is ok as long as you store it in an airtight container.
How long does homemade buffalo sauce keep in the fridge?
You want to make sure to keep the homemade buffalo sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The homemade buffalo sauce should last for about a week.
How to Make Buffalo Sauce Thicker
There is nothing worse than a thin buffalo sauce. It just doesn’t stick as well when it is runny. The sauce will thicken as it sits. If you find that the sauce isn’t as thick as you would like, you can easily thicken it with just a few steps.
While the sauce is heating in the sauce pan, mix together about a tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water together in a small bowl. Add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce and cook for about 2 minutes. This will help thicken the sauce.
Do I have to Use Fran’s Hot sauce?
If you have a favorite hot sauce then you can use that however I will give you the heads up that I have made it with other brands and I am not a fan of the flavor, frank’s redhot sauce is the only hot sauce I use when I am making this easy buffalo sauce recipe.
How to Make Buffalo Wings with Homemade Buffalo Sauce
If you want to make buffalo chicken wings (or boneless buffalo chicken wings) with this sauce, cook your chicken and then put it in a bowl. Add this buffalo sauce recipe to the bowl and then toss the chicken in it.
Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe Ingredients
- 12 ounces bottle frank’s hot sauce
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
How to Make Homemade Buffalo Sauce
Melt butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium-low heat.
Add Frank’s red hot sauce, rice vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and smoked paprika and mix well and turn to low.
Brink to simmer for 20 minutes till the sauce is well combined and thickens.
Remove from stove and let cool slightly, remove excess separated butter if desired, and use an immersion blender to blend sauce.
Serve with chicken wings or your favorite dish.
Homemade Dip Recipes
- Smoked Queso
- Easy Spinach Artichoke dip
- 7 layer dip
- layered Taco dip
- French Onion Dip
- Crack Dip
- Avocado Dip
- S’Mores Dip
- Creamy Pesto Dip
- Ranch seasoning
- Blue Cheese dip
Homemade Spices & Dressings
Making your own seasoning blends, dressings, and other condiments is SOO easy with the right tools on hand!
Homemade Buffalo Sauce
- Melt butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium-low heat.
- Add Frank’s red hot sauce, rice vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and smoked paprika and mix well and turn to low.
- Brink to simmer for 20 minutes till sauce is well combined and thickens.
- Remove from stove and let cool slightly, remove excess separated butter if desired and use immersion blender to blend sauce.
- Serve with chicken wings or your favorite dish.