American Kitchen Classic Lexington-Style Red Slaw

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

In Lexington, North Carolina, coleslaw is made with a spicy ketchup-based dressing. Goes great with Lexington Style BBQ (

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

I saw this on a travel channel show and wanted to try it. I love the slight spice to this, but it looked wilted more on the show, so I'll probably try another version on this site that has you heat the dressing before pouring in on the cabbage to wilt it a bit before chilling. I may keep these ingredients but try that method. My Southern style cooking mom is always making wilted salads so that might be the difference. Either way, I used Splenda and low carb ketchup, which lowered the carbs but may also have kept this slaw from breaking down like I wanted. Fantastic flavor tho. I don't care for traditional slaw, but the flavor of this was different in a good way.

Queen Roachie January 25, 2014

Thanks for posting this! I just saw a show where this dish was served and I was interested. Sounds REAL sweet. Not my cup of tea but my DH would love it. Anxious to try it! :)

jessann March 20, 2012