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Homemade Buffalo Sauce

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Homemade Buffalo Sauce is delicious, easy and perfectly spicy! Perfect for wings, meatballs and dips! Whole30 + Paleo!


  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1/2 cup Franks Red Hot
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Optional: 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (*see notes)


  1. Add ghee to small saucepan and allow to melt on low. Don’t allow it to get too hot.
  2. Remove from heat and add Frank’s Red Hot and stir constantly until fully combined.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. If sauce starts to separate, simply stir again to recombine.
  5. Sauce will thicken as it cools.


  • Spice: without any extra added cayenne this recipe is “mild/medium” buffalo sauce. Add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne and it is “medium.”  Add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and it will be closer to “hot” buffalo sauce.
  • Serving: we love using this with our Grilled Wings or our Smoked Chicken Wings!

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