Buffalo Black Bean Dip and a Game Day Blog Hop

Buffalo Black Bean Dip

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.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.

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26 thoughts on “Buffalo Black Bean Dip and a Game Day Blog Hop

  1. Stacy

    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!

  2. Kim Bee

    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

  3. john@kitchenriffs

    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.

  4. Sarah

    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!)

  5. Hannah

    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!

  6. Jen

    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…

  7. Cucina49

    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.

  8. ask

    Right now it sounds like WordPress is the preferred blogging platform available right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

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