American Kitchen Classic Lexington-Style Red Slaw

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Member 610488

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

Top Review by Queen Roachie

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.

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.

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