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Lexington-Style Red Slaw


In Lexington, North Carolina, coleslaw is made with a spicy ketchup-based dressing. It is absolutely delicious and I love to make it for barbeques or summer parties!

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  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mild hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 medium head cabbage, cored and finely chopped


Servings 6
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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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