BBQ Shack Slaw

This BBQ Shack slaw reminds of me just that: the kind of great slaw you can get at just about any respectable BBQ joint across this country. Nothing fancy, but cool and fresh, the perfect side dish for a big ole pulled pork sandwich. Or, the perfect topping for any BBQ sandwich or grilled hot dog.
BBQ Shack SlawI chopped the slaw ingredients in my food processor, which can be a dangerous thing. I swear it has a big block V8 engine in it. In no time it’ll take a chunk of cabbage and turn it into sawdust. I have to be careful. I had actually intended for this BBQ shack slaw to be a lot more chunky than it came out, but it was still delicious.

Next time I’ll either chop the ingredients by hand or just buy a bag of pre-chopped slaw mix so I don’t have to be so careful with my food processor.

Also try my Delta slaw.

BBQ Shack Slaw

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Mike


  • 1 small head green cabbage cored, coarsely chopped
  • 4 medium carrots coarsely chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon or more hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds


  • Working in batches, process the cabbage, carrots and onion in a food processor until the desired chop is achieved. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • In another bowl whisk together the vinegar, ketchup, sugar, hot sauce, salt and pepper until the sugar dissolves. Whisk in the oil and poppy seeds.
  • Pour dressing over the cabbage mix and toss to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Stir and season with salt and pepper before serving.

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