This Buffalo Pork Bites recipe is a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer that can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Tender and juicy pork chops are pan-seared to perfection and served in a delicious buffalo style sauce.
Buffalo Pork Bites Recipe
If you’re looking for a game day appetizer that’s quick, easy, and going to please everyone, give these Buffalo Pork Bites a try. These little morsels of tender, juicy pork chops are smothered in homemade buffalo sauce, perfect for serving with ranch or blue cheese dressing and toothpicks. You could easily serve these as a main course, too, over a bed of rice with your favorite roasted veggies.
While this recipe almost couldn’t get any easier, you could substitute your favorite buffalo wing sauce for our two-ingredient homemade version. And if you’re more of a chicken person, these easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites are another winner. And if you're looking for more Buffalo Recipes we've got you covered.
Buffalo Pork Chop Bites Ingredients
- Pork Chops - you’ll need about 1 ½ pounds of pork chops, which is around 3-4 pork chops.
- Avocado Oil - you can substitute olive oil or another cooking oil.
- Salt and Pepper
- Brown Sugar - use either light or dark brown sugar to make this buffalo sauce.
- Frank’s Red Hot Sauce - this is my favorite hot sauce brand, but of course you could substitute your favorite.
Here are a few of my favorite toppings to use:
- Blue Cheese Crumbles
- Ranch Dressing
- Blue Cheese Dressing
How to Make Pork Chop Bites
- Make the buffalo sauce. In a medium-size saucepan, add the brown sugar and hot sauce. Stir to combine, then bring to a boil. Boil the sauce for 1 minute, then set aside.
- Cook the pork. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and add the avocado oil. Once shimmering, add the pork chop pieces and season with salt and pepper. Cook pork chops for about 2 minutes, or until golden on the bottom, then use tongs to turn the pork over. Cook until golden on all sides, or about 10 minutes.
- Combine the sauce and pork. Once the pork has cooked, remove from the heat and add the buffalo sauce. Toss to coat.
- Serve. Transfer to a serving platter and top with blue cheese crumbles and fresh parsley, if desired. Serve warm with ranch or blue cheese dressing. Enjoy!
Recipe Variations for Pork Bites
Feel free to give some of these Pork Bite recipe variations a try and let us know what you liked!
- Sweet and Spicy Buffalo Pork Bites: Add honey or maple syrup to your buffalo sauce for a sweet and spicy glaze on the pork bites.
- Cajun Buffalo Pork Bites: Season the pork with Cajun spices before coating in buffalo sauce.
- Pineapple Buffalo Pork Bites: Add diced pineapple to your buffalo sauce for a sweet and spicy tropical flavor.
- Sesame Ginger Buffalo Pork Bites: Marinate the pork in a mixture of sesame oil, ginger, and garlic, then coat with buffalo sauce and sprinkle sesame seeds for an Asian-inspired twist.
- Buffalo Ranch Pork Bites: Mix ranch dressing with buffalo sauce for a creamy and zesty coating.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pork chops are a lean cut of meat that comes from the pork shoulder. They are one of the most popular cuts of meat in the world. You have a wide variety of choices when it comes to purchasing pork chops, including loin chops, New York pork chops (aka center cut pork chops), ribeye pork chops, and so on.
All cuts will work great for this recipe so I recommend sticking with a cheaper cut since you won’t be serving as a full chop.
If you want to cook these pork chop bites in the oven rather than on the stove top you absolutely can. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bake your pork chops or pork bites in a single layer for about 15-20 minutes (for approximately 1 inch thick pieces). They should reach an internal temperature of about 165 degrees.
Yes! If you want to make air fryer pork chop bites, just preheat to about 375 degrees F, prepare and season the pork bites as directed in this recipe, then add pork in a single layer to the fryer basket and cook for about 8 minutes until cooked through.
Storing and Reheating
- Refrigerator: store leftover Buffalo Pork Bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- To reheat: you can reheat in the microwave or add to a small saucepan with a little extra buffalo sauce. Heat over medium heat, stirring often, until warmed through.
Buffalo Pork Bite Recipe
- ½ cup Brown Sugar
- ½ cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
- 1½ pounds Pork Chops cut into ¾" pieces
- 1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper
- ½ cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
- 2 Tablespoons Parsley chopped
- ½ cup Ranch Dressing or blue cheese dressing
- In a medium-size saucepan, add the brown sugar and hot sauce. Stir to combine, then bring to a boil. Boil the sauce for 1 minute, then set aside.
Buffalo Pork Chops
- Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and add the avocado oil. Once shimmering, add the pork chop pieces and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until golden on the bottom, then use tongs to turn the pork over. Cook until golden on all sides, or about 10 minutes.
- Once the pork has cooked, remove from the heat and add the buffalo sauce. Toss to coat.
- Transfer to a serving platter and top with blue cheese crumbles and fresh parsley, if desired. Serve warm with ranch or blue cheese dressing. Enjoy!
More Easy Pork Recipes to Try
- Cafe Rio Sweet Pork
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes
- Ham Fried Rice
- Slow Cooker Spare Ribs
- Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
- Pork Carnitas Nachos
- Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
- More Appetizer Recipes
- More Game Day Recipes
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These tender, juicy buffalo sauce flavored Pork Bites are a quick and easy recipe that's perfect for game day or even an easy weeknight meal. They're smothered in buffalo sauce and taste great topped with ranch dressing and blue cheese crumbles.