My husband has been trying to get me to try this for a while. He kept calling it red coleslaw, and I thought he meant coleslaw with red cabbage. That was not what he meant at all, he meant that it had a red dressing. Come to find out, this coleslaw is also sometimes called barbecue coleslaw because it contains barbecue sauce or ketchup. I will be honest. I did not want to make this. First of all, it did not sound good at all to me. Second, it is just not very pretty, and I knew it wouldn’t be. There is not even a really good way to pretty it up, and I was out of the standby garnish – parsley. But, you know, sometimes you have to indulge the people you love – even if you don’t think you will be able to put it on your blog. Well, I was right, it is not very pretty, but wow, this was really good! So, of course, if I come across a great recipe, pretty or not, I just have to share it with you. I hope you will try this because it is awesome.
I adapted the recipe from this one by Robin at All Recipes. I used barbecue sauce instead of ketchup mainly because I just could not stand the thought of ketchup on cabbage. I also added some salt because I thought it needed it and some celery salt because when I tasted it my first thought was that celery salt would be good in it. I really think the celery salt added the something that made it addictive. I also am cutting the pepper in half for this recipe because it was really hot. I like hot food, so it was good to me, but I really think it was too hot for most people. Hope you enjoy!
- 4 cups thinly sliced or chopped cabbage
- 1/3 cup your favorite barbecue sauce
- 2 Tbsps. sugar
- 1 dash hot sauce
- 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (or more or less to taste)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. celery salt
- Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Refrigerate until serving (at least an hour).
Source: Adapted from Robin at All Recipes.
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Oh, very interesting! 🙂 I’ve never heard of this coleslaw before, but it’s certainly one that I would try! I followed you here from the Tumbleweed Contessa’s link party, by the way! Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here’s the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tasty-tuesdays-16-dozen-delicious-desserts.html
I would have thought red cabbage too. But this does sound good. Thanks for lining to What’d You Do This Weekend? I have to give this a try.
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