This is a traditional Lexington, North Carolina coleslaw recipe. It combines cabbage, cider vinegar, and ketchup to make a flavorful slaw that goes perfectly with pork or chicken. Pile it up as a side dish or put it on the top of a perfect barbecue sandwich.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 2 1/2 to 3 pounds white cabbage
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- dash of hot pepper sauce like Tabasco
Chopped cabbage. In a small saucepan dissolve the sugar in the cider vinegar over a medium heat. Add other ingredients except the cabbage and mix well while simmering for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat before the mixture gets thick. Allow to cool for about 10 or more minutes then pour over cabbage. Toss until well mixed. Serve immediately.