Lexington-Style Red Slaw

  • Serves

    serves 6


In Lexington, North Carolina, coleslaw is made with a spicy ketchup-based dressing. This recipe first appeared in our June/July 2011 BBQ issue along with Dana Bowen's story East Vs. West.


  • 23 cup ketchup
  • 12 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. mild hot sauce
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 medium head cabbage, cored and finely chopped


Step 1

In a large bowl, whisk together ketchup, vinegar, sugar, hot sauce, salt, and pepper; add cabbage and toss to combine. Let sit, tossing occasionally, for 20 minutes. Chill.

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