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BBQ Coleslaw Recipe

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Our creamy and crunchy BBQ Coleslaw is a Southern-inspired side dish that brings the perfect blend of textures and flavor. This isn’t just any coleslaw recipe; it’s the best coleslaw for pulled pork, ribs, and other barbecue recipes!

This BBQ coleslaw recipe is about to become your go-to side dish! This is the best bbq coleslaw for pulled pork and other delicious barbecue recipes like ribs and smoked bologna. Serve it at family barbecues, picnics, or potlucks, and watch it disappear faster than sweet tea on a hot day. It’s the kind of meal that brings people together.

We love this recipe because it has a little twist that takes it to a whole new level. The secret? BBQ seasoning! Trust me; it adds a smoky, savory kick that will make your mouth water.

Load up your sandwiches or pulled pork parfaits with this coleslaw recipe to upgrade your backyard BBQ. I don’t know about you, but there’s something special about the combination of tender pulled pork and creamy, crunchy coleslaw piled high on a bun!

So there you have it – the best BBQ coleslaw recipe and truth be told, the best coleslaw ever. It’s easy, it’s flavorful, and it’s downright delicious.

Let’s get into it!

What you’ll love about this Coleslaw recipe:


  • CREAMY & CRUNCHY TEXTURE – This bbq coleslaw is the perfect balance of creamy, crunchy, and smoky goodness.
  • FLAVOR – The combination of crisp cabbage, sweet carrots, creamy mayo, and tangy BBQ sauce is delicious.
  • VERSATILE – This coleslaw recipe pairs perfectly with all your favorite Southern dishes like pulled pork, ribs, and chicken.

Ingredients

  • Coleslaw tri-color mix
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sugar
  • White wine vinegar
  • Creole mustard
  • BBQ seasoning
  • Celery seed
  • Lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper

Recipe Variations and Substitutions

Feel free to get creative and switch things up! Add a dash of hot sauce or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick. You can also throw in some diced apples for a touch of sweetness.

Note: While using bagged coleslaw mix is super convenient, there’s something extra special about shredding your own veggies for that homemade touch. Shred a medium-sized green cabbage and two carrots using a grater or food processor. Toss the shredded veggies in a bowl, sprinkle with salt, let sit for 10-15 minutes, then squeeze out excess moisture before proceeding with the dressing.

BBQ Coleslaw Recipe

  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss in your tri-color coleslaw mix.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, white wine vinegar, creole mustard, BBQ seasoning, celery seed, and lemon juice. Give it a good whisk until it’s a creamy, dreamy concoction.
  3. Pour that luscious dressing over your coleslaw mix. Gently toss everything together until the coleslaw is evenly coated.
  4. Season with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Go easy on the salt, especially if using table salt; you can always add more later if needed.
  5. Pop your BBQ coleslaw in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill.
  6. Serve coleslaw with pulled pork, ribs, or your other favorite barbecue recipes.

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Chill Out: For the best flavor, let your coleslaw chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to an hour before serving. It allows the flavors to meld together.
  • Taste and Adjust: Don’t be afraid to taste as you go and adjust the seasoning to suit your preferences. More BBQ sauce? Go for it! Need a pinch more salt? You got it!

What to Serve with Coleslaw

This coleslaw recipe goes with pulled pork, spare ribs, beef ribs, short ribs, smoked bologna, and baked beans. We especially love these pulled pork parfaits, or “BBQ in a Jar” topped with coleslaw, pulled pork, mashed potatoes, and baked beans.

FAQ

Can I make coleslaw recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make coleslaw ahead of time. We actually think it tastes better when made ahead! Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days before serving.

How long does coleslaw last?

Coleslaw stays fresh for 3-4 days if stored properly.

Summary

This BBQ Coleslaw recipe that’s sure to impress at your next gathering. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving some Southern comfort food, this recipe has got you covered.

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Coleslaw for Pulled Pork

  • Author: cooks with soul
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Refrigerate: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: one bowl
  • Cuisine: american, southern

Description

The best coleslaw for pulled pork, ribs, and more!


Ingredients

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  • 1 package tri-color coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon creole mustard
  • 1 teaspoon BBQ seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss in your tri-color coleslaw mix.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, white wine vinegar, creole mustard, BBQ seasoning, celery seed, and lemon juice. Give it a good whisk until it’s a creamy, dreamy concoction.
  3. Pour that luscious dressing over your coleslaw mix. Gently toss everything together until the coleslaw is evenly coated.
  4. Season with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Go easy on the salt, especially if using table salt; you can always add more later if needed.
  5. Pop your BBQ coleslaw in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill.
  6. Serve coleslaw with pulled pork, ribs, or your other favorite barbecue recipes.

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