The Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce History

The Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York is home of the original Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce recipe.  Apparently, the owner’ son brought friends back to the bar late at night.

He asked his Mom to whip up a late night snack.

So she created the hot wing sauce we’ve all come to love with the only ingredients she had – Frank’s Red Hot, and butter – that’s it.

She fried up some chicken wings and tossed them into the original Anchor Bar Buffalo sauce and the rest is history.

Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Toss over wings or try this easy grilled chicken wing recipe.

Serve with homemade onion rings.


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Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 135kcal
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  • 1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot
  • 1/2 cup butter


  • Melt butter in Franks Red Hot.
  • Serve.


Reduce the amount of butter for a hotter sauce.
Try adding minced garlic to the sauce for garlic wings 
Try with grilled chicken wings.


Calories: 135kcal | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 748mg | Vitamin A: 475IU | Calcium: 5mg
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