Spicy Homemade Cole Slaw

I have a lot of leftover cabbage from our St. Patrick’s Day feast and I realized that I have all the ingredients to make my Spicy Homemade Cole Slaw. I decided that it’s time to pull this recipe out of the vault because it’s such a yummy homemade alternative to bland store-bought cole slaw.

Spicy Homemade Cole Slaw

I never much cared for cole slaw until I started making it myself. What a different animal homemade cole slaw is from the store-bought variety! This recipe is nearly stabilized; by that I mean, I’m just about done tinkering with it. (Okay, I wrote that last sentence back in 2006. There has definitely been some tinkering done on this recipe since then! I won’t even claim to have finished messing around with this recipe!)

For this particular dish, my handy dandy Cuisenart food processor is the best tool. Using a food processor makes this recipe a fast and easy one. If you don’t, however, have a food processor, you can still use your basic grater. It will just take a little longer and of course, put the skin on your knuckles at risk.

Barb’s Spicy Kicking Cole Slaw

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of green cabbage, grated in food processor
  • 1 red onion, grated in food processor
  • 2 T. finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. sour cream (plain yogurt will also work nicely but will change the taste slightly)
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T. Brown mustard
  • 1 t. sea salt
  • 1 t. coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 t. cayenne pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 t. smoky paprika
Directions:

Grate the cabbage and onion and put into a large bowl with the minced cilantro.

Bowl of Spicy Homemade Cole Slaw

Whirl the rest of the ingredients together in the food processor (in fact, don’t bother clean the food processor out between grating the cabbage and the onion and making this dressing. The little bits of onion and cabbage just add to the dressing flavor.) OR, just stir all these things into the cabbage and onion.

Dressing ingredients for Spicy Homemade Cole Slaw

Thoroughly mix together the cabbage/onion/cilantro with the dressing and let sit on the counter for about 30 minutes before serving. This cole slaw definitely tastes better the second day. It also makes a wonderful garnish for BBQ pork on sourdough buns or other sandwich type dinners.

Spicy Homemade Cole Slaw Spicy Homemade Cole Slaw

You can make this cole slaw as spicy or mild as you like by adjusting the amount of red peppers you put in.

Barb

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Spicy Homemade Cole Slaw

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head of green cabbage, grated in food processor
  • 1 red onion, grated in food processor
  • 2 T. finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 c. mayonaise
  • 1/2 c. sour cream (plain yogurt will also work nicely but will change the taste slightly)
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T. Brown mustard
  • 1 t. sea salt
  • 1 t. coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 t. cayenne pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 t. smoky paprika

Instructions

Grate the cabbage and onion and put into a large bowl with the mincedcilantro.

Whirl the rest of the ingredients together in the food processor (in fact, don't bother clean the food processor out between grating the cabbage and the onion and making this dressing. The little bits of onion and cabbage just add to the dressing flavor.)

Thoroughly mix together the cabbage/onion/cilantro with the dressing and let sit on the counter for about 30 minutes before serving. This cole slaw definitely tastes better the second day. It also makes a wonderful garnish for BBQ pork on sourdough buns or other sandwich type dinners.

http://www.mysisterskitchenonline.com/2012/03/20/that-cole-slaw-recipe/

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  2. So I am off to make slaw….Now being southern I do have a recipe for slaw..but my kin are vinegar slaw folks..no mayo involved and I had a hankering for a mayo slaw and yours sounds right fine…though I will be wondering how you managed to eat ,what was that 15 pounds ,of cabbage slaw…and next time that happens..try my Asian bacon cabbage stuff….
    pound of bacon cut up and browned in a deep pot..drain off most oil…add a bit of olive oil, a bunch of sugar and a ton of Tabasco stir a bit and add a whole head of cabbage sliced thin. Cook down until the cabbage is a little soft..salt and pepper to taste. it should be very spicy/sweet.

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