Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Found posted on by Christina J. I've been told this is the closest copycat recipe for Primanti Bro's cole slaw. Fingers crossed. I plan on making it today for a BBQ. Cooking time includes minimum refrigeration time. It was recommended that slaw be refrigerated overnight and served with a slotted spoon to drain excess dressing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, onion, and 3/4 cup sugar.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, salt, celery seed, 1 teaspoon white sugar, mustard and oil.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Cool completely, then pour over cabbage mixture.
  6. Toss to coat.
  7. Refrigerate 8-24 hours for best flavor.
  8. Toss again prior to serving.


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! I followed the directions exactly as provided and was very pleased with the result. McGelby, thank you for posting a vinegar-based slaw for those of us not particulary fond of mayo-based!

Pharmgoddess June 10, 2009

We all loved this coleslaw, especially my daughter who cannot have no mayo for her :( We added sunflower seeds and it's even more yummy!

Jen M. September 24, 2016

This was delicious. I used fresh cabbage which I grated and 1 grated carrot, other than that I follow the recipe. Next time I will not use the mustard. It gave a yellow tint to the cabbage the next day. i will be making this again. Everyone loved it, even with the yellow tint. Thanks for sharing.

Jane from Ohio February 09, 2014

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