Learn How to Make Buffalo Sauce to make your Buffalo wings even tastier! This Homemade Buffalo Sauce recipe is super easy and quick to make. It’s hot and tasty, and it’s going to take your Buffalo wings to the next level. You can also use this delicious Buffalo wing sauce on other recipes, or use it as a dip for your favorite appetizers!
Why We Love This Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe
Homemade Buffalo Sauce is the best way to make Buffalo wings at home. Why buy a pre-made wing sauce at the store when you could just learn how to make Buffalo sauce instead?
- Simple. This homemade Buffalo sauce recipe is really easy to make. It only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish so you can make it just before you cook your Buffalo wings.
- Flavorful. Made from hot sauce, butter, vinegar, and brown sugar, this sauce is spicy with just a hint of sweetness.
- Versatile. This sauce isn’t just for wings. You can use it as a dipping sauce for just about any appetizer you can dream of or as a spread for sandwiches!
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How to Store and Reheat
This homemade Buffalo sauce recipe should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for up to 1 week. Simply reheat in a saucepan set over low heat.
How to Freeze
Freeze homemade Buffalo sauce in an airtight container (you can separate it into individual portions) for up to 6 months. Toss into a hot pan to melt, or let larger portions thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.
Believe it or not, Buffalo wings aren’t the only thing you can use this homemade sauce on. Sure, that’s what it’s made for, but this sauce is so yummy that it deserves to be put on all kinds of things. You can mix it into this buffalo chicken pasta salad, use it on these buffalo chicken meatballs, use it as a dip for other appetizers (like avocado egg rolls or chicken tenders), or spread it onto this chicken burger for some added flavor. The possibilities are endless.
Buffalo Wings are (usually) deep-fried chicken wings. They were invented in Buffalo, New York, which is where the name comes from (no, they are not made from buffalo). The sauce that was originally served with these Buffalo wings (hot sauce, butter, vinegar) became known as Buffalo sauce.
This tangy, sweet, and spicy sauce is made from hot sauce, butter, and vinegar. We add some Tabasco and dark brown sugar to take ours to the next level.
Not exactly. Hot Sauce is a vinegar base and hot pepper mix. It’s pretty pure, which is why it’s so spicy. Buffalo sauce mixes hot sauce with butter (and sometimes other ingredients). So while there is hot sauce in Buffalo sauce, the latter isn’t as pure. Some Buffalo wing sauce will still be very hot, but you can dilute your sauce to make it more mild or sweet.
More Homemade Sauce Recipes To Try
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- Homemade Tartar Sauce
- Homemade BBQ Sauce
- Homemade Honey Mustard
- Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce
- Homemade Bang Bang Sauce
- Homemade Fry Sauce
- Homemade Chick Fil A Sauce
- Homemade Yum Yum Sauce
- Homemade Korean BBQ Sauce
“Absolutely the best wing sauce ever. I have tried many but this is the “awesome sauce” 😊” -Chrissy
How to Make Buffalo Sauce Step by Step
Combine and Heat: In a small saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons (½ stick) of unsalted butter over low heat. Add ½ cup of Frank’s RedHot Sauce, 1 tablespoon of Tabasco sauce, 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and whisk until combined. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.