Rating: 4.55 stars
56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3

Growing up in the foothills of North Carolina and enjoying Eastern North Carolina BBQ, we always had barbecue slaw or red slaw served with our pulled pork. The spicy, crunchy texture of the marinated cabbage takes BBQ to the next level. Serve with pork or chicken.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place the cabbage into a salad bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, ketchup, sugar, red pepper flakes, and hot sauce until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the dressing over the cabbage, toss thoroughly, and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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Cook's Note

Barbecue sauce can be substituted for ketchup, and I like to chill mine overnight to allow for the flavors to combine.

Nutrition Facts

34 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 8g; fat 0.1g; sodium 124.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (55)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2011
I love this recipe! I have lived in NC all of my life and have tried many recipes for red BBQ slaw and this is by far the best one. Just make sure you break up the red pepper flakes a little. Once I chop the cabbage in the food processor I add the red pepper flakes and pulse a couple of times. Great recipe Robin! Read More
(45)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2011
Yuk....just doesn't do it for me Read More
(7)
56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2011
I love this recipe! I have lived in NC all of my life and have tried many recipes for red BBQ slaw and this is by far the best one. Just make sure you break up the red pepper flakes a little. Once I chop the cabbage in the food processor I add the red pepper flakes and pulse a couple of times. Great recipe Robin! Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
Yay! Carolina bbq slaw. Like you put on the bbq sandwiches back home in North Carolina!! Very close to home! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2011
Exactly the recipe I was searching for! I used a little cayenne pepper and a little of the red pepper flakes. It is really better if you can let it marinate overnight. Thanks for the recipe Robin! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2011
Growing up in Shelby NC, BBQ was a way traditional Christmas dinner. My grandma always made BBQ with all the fixing's. To me, its just not BBQ with out the red slaw. It does seem like an odd combination of flavors but we LOVE it!! It is better if allowed to sit awhile, flavors meld together for a better taste. I have used, store bought, barbecue sauce instead of ketchup, seems to give it kind of a smoke flavor depending on the variety of sauce used. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
Great recipe. I just came from Lexington, NC, last week, and this recipe tastes just like the slaw that they serve at Speedy's. I added a little bit more sugar, cause I like my sauce sweeter, but the recipe is a winner! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2012
I haven't tried this yet, but I CANNOT WAIT to make it! I lived in NC for about 3 years, and the best slaw I ever had was at a Police Fundraiser in Greensboro. I had never heard of red slaw before, and it looked weird to me, but I love anything that has vinegar in it, so I had to try it. I was completely hooked! Went to the fundraiser for the pulled pork... got seconds of the slaw instead. This sounds amazing... and makes me miss NC. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
Love this recipe thank you. Super red slaw worderful with BBQ and great with fish too!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2015
The "yuckers" definitely are not from NC. This was great! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2012
This is a great vinegar based slaw! I did it exactly as the recipe stated. Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2011
Yuk....just doesn't do it for me Read More
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