With three ingredients and 10 minutes, this homemade buffalo sauce is simple to make. Check the notes section below for inspiration on adapting and storing it. The recipe below makes a medium-hot sauce. For a spicier version, add some cayenne pepper — start with 1/4 teaspoon, taste and go from there. For a milder version, reduce the hot sauce by 1/3 to 1/2 cup.
Makes about 2 cups
You Will Need
16 tablespoons (1 cup or 8 ounces) unsalted butter
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/3 cups hot sauce, like Frank’s or Crystal
Melt butter in a medium pan over medium-low heat until melted. Remove pan from the heat to prevent the sauce from breaking.
Whisk in the garlic powder and hot sauce until a cohesive sauce forms, about 1 minute.
Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 month — mason jars are great for this.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
Using chilled sauce: Since there is butter in the sauce, it will thicken when refrigerated. To use, give the thickened sauce a good stir then spoon out what you need into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 10 to 15 seconds then stir or whisk until the sauce comes back together.
Use fresh garlic: Instead of garlic powder, add a few smashed garlic cloves to the butter and cook over medium-low heat until soft. Remove the pan from the heat then add the hot sauce. Blend until smooth.
Dairy-free / vegan-friendly recipe: Replacing butter with a vegan butter substitute should work. (We have not tried this). We have tried olive oil and did not like the taste. It tasted too much like olive oil and brought out a peppery taste that the butter seemed to soften.
Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.
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NUTRITION PER SERVING: Serving Size 1 tablespoon / Calories 52 / Protein 0 g / Carbohydrate 0 g / Dietary Fiber 0 g / Total Sugars 0 g / Total Fat 6 g / Saturated Fat 4 g / Cholesterol 15 mg
AUTHOR:Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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