Buffalo Sauce is one of the easiest condiments to make at home. Butter, hot sauce and garlic are all you need for a quick, delicious homemade buffalo sauce.
I have a serious love of anything and everything “buffalo” flavored. Last winter my mom and I decided to break out the deep fryer make our own buffalo wings. We needed a buffalo sauce that wasn’t too spicy because we have some serious wimps in the family so I set out to create a basic buffalo sauce we could use as a base. The fun thing is that you can make the sauce as spicy – or not – as you want.
What I love most about this sauce, other than the flavor, is that it takes about 5 minutes total to make. You can whip it up at a moments notice. The recipe is a great base to create your own unique buffalo sauce! I would say this is a mild buffalo sauce. If you want it spicier, I’d add a little Tabasco or more Frank’s to it, a little at a time until you get the right amount of heat. More garlic? No problem – just add it in! A little honey to sweeten it or ginger to add an Asian twist.
Other than the obvious use on chicken wings, I love to use homemade buffalo sauce on a buffalo shrimp salad, in buffalo popcorn and even in the slow cooker for buffalo chicken sliders! The possibilities are endless.
5 minsPrep Time
1 minCook Time
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder (or more to taste)
- Melt butter in a small sauce pan over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat.
- Add rest of ingredients and whisk to combine.