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.
- 2⁄3 cup ketchup
- 1⁄2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. mild hot sauce
- 2 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 medium head cabbage, cored and finely chopped
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.