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This epic homemade Buffalo sauce is made from scratch and the taste shows it! Once you try making hot Buffalo wings sauce yourself, you’ll never want to have store-bought!
This homemade Buffalo sauce transforms any plain chicken into spicy flavorful feast! You can make hot Buffalo chicken wings or drumsticks by slathering the chicken with Buffalo sauce and baking in the oven, or you can also simply use the Buffalo sauce as a dipping sauce. It tastes amazing!
This easy recipe makes authentic Buffalo sauce, just as they make it in Buffalo, New York. Yes, Buffalo sauce is named after Buffalo, NY, not buffalo the animal :) Buffalo wings sauce was invented in 1964 in Buffalo New York in the restaurant called The Anchor Bar. This homemade Buffalo sauce tastes extremely close to the original!
Homemade Buffalo sauce is a mixture of simple ingredients: hot pepper sauce, butter, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and cornstarch. All these ingredients combined create really complex multi-dimensional flavor that makes up the Buffalo sauce! Just think about it: butter alone would taste like plain melted butter, hot sauce alone would taste just flat spicy, but when butter and hot sauce are mixed, and other flavorings are added, that’s how you get that amazing indescribable Buffalo sauce flavor! Yum!
When you search for Buffalo wings sauce recipes online, most of them omit cornstarch, but without cornstarch the resulting Buffalo sauce is too thin and runny. Cornstarch is needed to thicken the sauce to make it the right consistency that you would expect from Buffalo sauce.
Making your own Buffalo sauce from scratch is very easy. All you need to do is combine sauce ingredients and bring to simmer, while whisking with a whisk. When the Buffalo sauce mixture comes to simmer, the cornstarch will fully dissolve and thicken the sauce, and your best ever homemade Buffalo sauce will be ready for you to enjoy!
If you like Buffalo sauce, you will also like these easy recipes:
Homemade Sweet And Spicy Dipping Sauce – another awesome homemade sauce, really easy to make!
Easy Pigs In A Blanket – everyone loves this classic!
Homemade Pita Chips – so much better than store-bought!
Spicy Mexican Pasta – a delicious combination of Italian and Mexican, so yummy!
Easy Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry – more spicy chicken, mouthwatering!
Best Ever Homemade Buffalo Sauce
- 2/3 cup hot pepper sauce Frank's RedHot brand recommended
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- Salt to taste
- Put the hot pepper sauce, cornstarch, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder in a cup, and mix to combine.
- Put butter in a sauce pan and melt over medium heat. Add the hot pepper sauce mixture and bring to simmer, stirring constantly with a whisk, until the cornstarch is fully dissolved.
- Remove the Buffalo sauce from heat and serve.