Brookville Sweet & Sour Coleslaw

"From the old Brookville Hotel restaurant in Kansas, famous for their fried chicken, slaw, and creamed corn, all served family style. (The creamed corn is recipe #44906) This was the recipe that finally got me to eat cole slaw; everything else on their table was so good I decided to take a chance and was hooked forever! Cook time does not include initial chilling of cabbage & total servings vary depending on serving size."
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
Ready In:




  • Cover shredded cabbage and refrigerate several hours or until well chilled.
  • 30 min before serving time, mix ingredients in order given.
  • Chill and serve.

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  1. Rebecca G.
    The first time I had Brookville cole slaw was in 1970 at the old Brookville Hotel. My in-laws lived between Salina and Abilene and they were good friends with the restaurant manager. I really believed it must have pineapple in it then, but it doesn't. It is such a simple recipe. This is a MAYO FREE cole slaw and it is really easy to make. It only uses shredded green cabbage, not the store mix with purple cabbage and carrots. They used to advertise it as being Swedish, I only know it's delicious! Easy to use artificial sweetener instead of sugar, and you have a great KETO salad.
  2. Tawny77
    I am also a native Kansan and was a friend of the Martin's late daughter, Brandy. This recipe brings back memories of good food and friends while growing up. It's the best cole slaw that I have ever eaten and in this day of preshredded cabbage, it is so simple to make. Visit Brookville Hotel to read about the history of the Brookville Hotel (old and new) and to see pictures of each of their unique dining rooms.
  3. SlipC
    First off, thanks for not only posting this for me, but for promoting my recipe. I am going to have to change mine to promote yours as well. I am a native Kansan, and grew up eating at the Brookville hotel. My parents came to visit me, and I surprised them by making a Brookville style dinner:Fried chicken, Mashed potatoes with cream gravy, cream corn, the coleslaw, biscuits, relish plate and cottage cheese, and pie and ice cream for dessert. They were so happy and it tasted great!! This coleslaw is honestly the best I have ever had, it reminds me of when I was little and we got to go to the Brookville Hotel as a special treat. Thanks so much for posting this!
  4. Garromond F.
    Couldn't sleep tonight and got to thinking about BB'd ribs and then into mind the old Brookville slaw.....Was stationed in Shilling AFB in Salina back in 1954 and used to eat at the hotel a couple of times a month.........I googled the slaw recipe and was flabbergasted to find out how popular this was..........Great memories. Thanks.
  5. Baby Kato
    I have never had coleslaw prepared this way before. It was awesome. Although I must say that I preferred it the following day, as it did not taste quite as sweet. It was so creamy. A quick and easy recipe to make. So glad that I tried this recipe. It was a perfect accompaniment for our Jerk Chicken and Rice & Peas dinner. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely recipe. Made for Name That Ingredient Tag Game.



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