What is Buffalo sauce?
When it comes down to it, Buffalo sauce is just a type of hot sauce. Buffalo flavor gets its signature tart and tangy spice from a vinegar-base and a mixture of spices including cayenne and a hint of garlic. Most Buffalo wing recipes call for mixing the hot sauce with melted butter to balance out the acidic vinegar and add rich flavor.
Why is it called Buffalo sauce?
All due respect to the American buffalo, but this sauce is actually named in honor of the city in New York. Most stories about the origin of this tangy condiment point to Anchor bar in Buffalo, NY. Anchor bar has been open in Buffalo since 1935, and is still serving up Buffalo wings today.
How do I make Buffalo sauce at home?
The easiest way to make a Buffalo-flavored dish at home is by starting with a bottled Buffalo-style hot sauce. Frank’s Red Hot is the old-school favorite. It’s available in grocery stores across the U.S.
How hot is Buffalo sauce?
There are dozens of varieties of Buffalo sauce available in supermarkets. The classic Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo sauce is only mildly spicy, but you can find hotter options. If you’re not a fan of heat, you can turn down the spice by adding more melted butter into the mix.
Buffalo sauce recipes
Chicken wings are the nostalgic favorite, but Buffalo flavor can do a lot more. These are some of our favorite ways to create a hot sauce-slathered dinner.
Buffalo-Style Chicken Drumsticks with Blue Cheese Sauce & Celery-Apple Salad
For a game day party or a casual dinner, you can’t go wrong with this iconic snack.
Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwiches with Butter Lettuce & Pecan Salad
For dinner tonight, hearty hot sauce-spiked cauliflower stars in a vegetarian spin on a Buffalo-style sandwich.
Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza with Caesar Salad
Toss roasted cauliflower with buttery hot sauce mixture to make a delicious topping for flatbread.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Carrot-Celery Salad
For an easy spin on classic buffalo chicken, we’re recreating all the zesty, saucy flavors of the dish in these irresistible meatballs.