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I love all things with buffalo sauce! Really, just the mention of it makes my mouth water and start to jump for joy. I needed a super quick and easy appetizer for a recent party a couple weeks and I came up with this gem.
I think these Buffalo-Style Meatballs would make a great addition to any party, in fact they will be the main dish at my Super Bowl party next Sunday. They are easy to cook, serve, and eat. All you need is a slow cooker and some toothpicks! Seriously…this can’t get any easier folks!
However, what good are spicy meatballs (or chicken wings for that matter), if there is not yummy ranch dressing to dip them in. I had to come up with something, so I tried my hand at making a dairy and egg free ranch dressing (yes, that makes it vegan, but the addition of meatballs takes away the “vegan-ness” of the dish).
I used a gluten free, dairy free, egg free meatball (tasty, I know), but you can use whatever pre-made meatball you want or keep it vegan by using a vegan meatball. I really wanted this to be super easy, so I used pre-made meatballs, but if you are feeling extra adventurous then make your own. I bet chicken or turkey meatballs would be lovely as well.
Go check out the full recipe for my Buffalo Meatballs in the slow cooker over at Zak Designs. And keep reading for the Ranch Dressing recipe.
Vegan Ranch Dressing or Vegan Ranch Dip
This vegan ranch dressing is great by itself or is easily customizable with chipotle peppers, bacon bits, BBQ sauce, and more. Even though it is dairy-free and vegan, you won't realize it.
- 1 cup vegan mayonnaise (I prefer Vegenaise brand)
- 1/4 cup soy milk (or more)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp fresh chopped chives
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp dried dill
- Place all the ingredients in a large mason jar and shake until well blended. Add more or less milk to reach desired consistency (more milk = dressing, less milk = dip)
- Store dressing/dip in the refrigerator; dressing will thicken some as it cools (so more milk might be needed before using).
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
Obviously, this year’s Super Bowl is over; however, this recipe is quite suitable for NASCAR race days, Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey too. I prefer to keep mine leaner and meaner by using ground turkey meat, but whatever your meat choice these are a very tasty treat.
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
The best part of the Super Bowl is totally the food! These look great and I want to try that dressing!
What a simple and clever way to get that Buffalo Chicken taste I seem to crave when that football thing reaches a frenzy.
(Can you tell I’m not a weekly fan?)
Haha! I watch football 2x per year…Super Bowl and when my alma mater plays our rival. LOL!
woo these sound yummy 🙂
Belinda @zomppa says
Pay no mind to the game with these!