Red BBQ Slaw

Red BBQ Slaw

Robin Lee Starnes 2

"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."


1 h 15 m servings 34 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 34 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 125 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.


  • Cook's Note
  • Barbecue sauce can be substituted for ketchup, and I like to chill mine overnight to allow for the flavors to combine.
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  1. 26 Ratings


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. On...

Yay! Carolina bbq slaw. Like you put on the bbq sandwiches back home in North Carolina!! Very close to home!~

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 Ro...

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 ...

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...

Love this recipe, thank you. Super red slaw, worderful with BBQ and great with fish too!!

Yuk....just doesn't do it for me

This is a great vinegar based slaw! I did it exactly as the recipe stated.

awesome, so surprised with the results, never had a slaw that wasn't mayo based. I did add some oil. Thanx for sharing!