Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I got this recipe off the internet, but haven't tried it yet. I liked the idea that it didn't call for buttermilk, which I never have on hand, but usually have sour cream. Wanted to post it here for easy access. Cooking time is refrigeration time. BTW, I realize that I could make homemade copycat buttermilk, but there's too much redundancy, with the milk and vinegar already in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place coleslaw in non-reactive bowl.
  2. Whisk together sugar and next seven ingredients thoroughly, plus onion if using.
  3. Pour over coleslaw mix and stir to coat. May add paprika at this point, if desired.
  4. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. Note: Mix may seem dry at first, but will loosen up after cabbage reacts to the dressing and releases it's moisture. Also, when I've made my traditional coleslaw recipe, I grate my onion, because I don't like the minced bits.
Most Helpful

Yummy! Made my own coleslaw mix with cabbage and carrots. Love the dressing! I halved the recipe and enjoyed! Thanks! Made for My 3 Chefs event.

Sharon123 September 30, 2013

I've made this recipe twice now. I love it! I shredded my own cabbage and added 1/2 cup of shredded carrots. Excellent recipe. Thank you! My first attempt, there was just too much sugar. We really don't eat a lot of sugar in our household, so we may just be sensitive to it. I added more vinegar to help even it out some. My second attempt, I cut the sugar portion to less than half. There was still too much sugar, so I think I will just leave the sugar out all together.

Lea_Mac July 02, 2015

Great slaw! Just like KFC. I didn't add onion, but added some dried cranberries which worked great. This was a hit at the BBQ. Made for Spring 2014 PAC.

Outta Here April 13, 2014