This is my grandmother's recipe for sweet and sour cabbage slaw that couldn't be simpler to make! My family loves it as a side dish for grilled burgers and hot dogs, but it works equally well in winter time with roast pork, or beef.

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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss the cabbage and bell pepper together in a large bowl. Season the mixture liberally with salt; stir. Allow to sit 45 minutes; drain and return to the bowl.

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  • Bring the vinegar and sugar to a boil together in a saucepan. Immediately remove from heat and stir into the cabbage mixture. Add the celery seed; mix thoroughly. Chill completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

46.6 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 11.5g 4% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2009
This is the exact recipe I was searching for. My Great Grandmother made this and I alway buy it at the PA Dutch Farmer's market. It tasted just like it thanks for posting. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2011
I used this recipe on top of pulled pork. I liked the combination my husband didn't unfortunately. Thank you for submitting this recipe. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2009
This is the exact recipe I was searching for. My Great Grandmother made this and I alway buy it at the PA Dutch Farmer's market. It tasted just like it thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
Wonderful in flavor and ease. My youngest son doesn't like the mayo version of slaw so we make both now! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2012
I love this recipe but make slightly different. I use 1 bell pepper and add 1 or 2 chopped white onions. I also add vegetable oil. This is a family favorite! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/17/2011
I used this recipe on top of pulled pork. I liked the combination my husband didn't unfortunately. Thank you for submitting this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2013
The only thing I did was give a quick rinse after the salting. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2015
Just like Grandma made or at least my wonderful neighbor Leah made. I'm going ot add basil next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2014
As advertised very simple and delicious. A new staple in our house. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2015
A lot of sugar but delicious. I added grated carrot. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2015
My family isn't a fan of green bell peppers so we substituted orange and yellow and it turned out fine. I also totally forgot to season the cabbage with salt (does anyone know why you would do this?) and I used half the sugar. My husband loved it and we used it on pulled pork tacos. Thank you for posting! Read More