Buffalo Black Bean Dip and a Game Day Blog Hop

While I don’t care much about football, I do love all the snacks that go with it. And this Buffalo black bean dip is my new obsession. It takes all of 15 minutes to make, is vegetarian and gluten free, and scratches my Buffalo wing itch without all the calories. In fact, if you eat the dip with veggies it’s about as healthy as game day food gets, and yet feels just as indulgent.

Buffalo Black Bean Dip

To make black bean dip Buffalo flavored I just – wait for it – added Buffalo sauce! A mixture of Franks Red Hot (no other brand of hot sauce has the same effect) and butter, it takes about two seconds to make. Use more or less for a more or less pronounced Buffalo flavor, and I recommend using the extra spicy version if you like more of a kick. Although buffalo sauce has butter, if you want to make a vegan or parve dip I think you could just add the Franks Red Hot and still have a sufficiently Buffalo-flavored dip.

Buffalo Black Bean Dip

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Buffalo Black Bean Dip and a Game Day Blog Hop
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This Buffalo-flavored black bean dip is a healthy, game day snack that's ready in 15 minutes!
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Yield: Makes about 2 cups
  • ¼ cup Franks Red Hot
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (16-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (optional)
  • ½ medium red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  1. To make the Buffalo sauce, put the Franks Red Hot and butter in a small pot over medium heat and stir until the butter is melted and the sauce is fully combined. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Put the black beans, vinegar, onion, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until it is a fairly smooth dip. Season with salt and pepper and additional Franks Red Hot, if you want more spice.
Gluten Free, Kosher Dairy, Vegetarian

To make parve and vegan, omit the butter and add the hot sauce without heating.

Check out last year’s Game Day Blog hop for even more game day inspiration!

If the blog hop doesn’t show up below, click here to view the collection and add your own links.


  1. Love this twist to traditional “buffalo” dips!

  2. That sounds delicious but really tasty, Katherine! I’ll have to give it a try. We love bean dip anyway and Buffalo bean dip would be wonderful!

  3. Thats my kind of dip with vinegar and beans. I can’t blame you, I am not that much of a sport person either, but the thought of cool dips and snacks sounds pretty great!

  4. Delish!!! I just linked up my Grilled Buffalo Shrimp 🙂

  5. Great healthy dip! This sounds awesome!

  6. I’m not a football fan but I like the food. Great dip Katherine.

    I am so out of practice I put my name where the dish name should be. Yup, don’t type and watch tv. lol

  7. I wasn’t familiar with Frank’s Red Hot, but now I need to test it out. What a great dip and a perfect blog hop! Thanks for having me!

  8. What a yummy dip, Katherine! Have a great weekend!

  9. I love party food! And nothing screams party like dip. Black bean dips are particularly nice – loaded with flavor (particularly with that hot sauce) and reasonably healthy. Good stuff – thanks.

  10. Yum!! If vegans are still looking for the “butter” aspect of the buffalo sauce (since it IS a big part of that flavour), they could use Earth Balance or Wilton’s butter flavour, both of which are vegan!)

  11. This looks delicious. It’s hard to find a good veg dip recipe thanks for sharing yours!

  12. I love anything with buffalo sauce and never thought to incorporate it into a bean dip – great idea Katherine!

  13. I’ve heard of Frank’s Red Hot, and now you have me adding it to my shopping list. A spicy bean dip is always a hit, and yours sounds marvelous! On the menu for this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I’m the same exact way – couldn’t care less about the game, but LOVE the food! Off to check out a few recipes from the Blog Hop…

  15. Love this idea! I forget how easy it is to make dips, but maybe it is better this way or I would gain 300lbs!

  16. I was just saying to someone else that I don’t care about football, but I love the snacks. This dip looks perfect–I would love to try some with some pita chips.

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