Chicken wings coated in buffalo sauce

Traditional Buffalo Sauce

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There are many different stories about how and when buffalo sauce was invented. Regardless of its origins, the spicy sauce has become a staple in sports bars across North America.

Makes: 1 cup of sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • ½ cup Frank’s hot sauce
  • ½ cup Mirage margarine
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan, and over low heat bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
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  3. Remove from heat, stirring every few minutes until cool.
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  5. The buffalo sauce is now ready to be used for dipping, tossing, or glazing your favourite chicken wings.

Chef Notes

  • If you’re into a more fancy and less traditional sauce, try adding one clove of finely minced garlic, a generous amount of freshly ground pepper, and three tablespoons of honey, just as you take the sauce off the heat to cool.

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