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Coleslaw - Thin Sliced Cabbage with a Salad Dressing

Colorful, Creamy - Delicious

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Ingredients

Mix and Wilt for 8 Hours - then Drain -For the salad:

  • 15 cups cabbage
  • 7 sweet pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt

For the dressing:

  • 1 bottle coleslaw dressing
  • 1 cup miracle whip
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon better burger seasoning

I had a large half of a cabbage, home grown by my hubby's mom. When I decided to create coleslaw, I had to remember how my own mother had done it.

Hers was tangy, creamy, salty, sweet and yummy. A little crunchy, but not hard.

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Thinly sliced. The core is not used. The cabbage is cut in thin strips cutting across the layers.

Once it was all cut, then I put a spoonful of salt on it. This wilts it so the extra water comes out. This salty water is then poured off and then the dressing is mixed in.

Discard Dirty Outer Leaves - Core

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Ok. Dirty outside leaves are removed. Core end is sliced off. The face of the cabbage is removed, if dry. Mine had been in her refrigerator and had a dark look to the cut face, so I sliced that off.

Section cabbage into short pieces and cut thin strips along edge, slicing down to bottom. You should end up with strings.

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Peppers Get Thin Sliced As Well

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Add Peppers to Cabbage

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Ok. Cabbage sliced. Peppers sliced. 2 tablespoons of salt tossed through.

(Oh, yes. Be careful. Knives are sharp and unforgiving and will poke fingers and cause injury. I know this for a fact. See bandaid. I had to seal my cut with liquid bandaid and cover with strip.)

Let it sit. The salt will pull the moisture out of the cabbage and the pepper. I let mine sit for 8 hours. Then, drain. Do not rinse.

Add Salt and Let Wilt - Turn Bowl to Mix

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I sprinkled Fleet Farms Better Burger seasoning right into the cabbage. I added the dry mustard directly to the buttermilk. The miracle whip, lemon juice, sugar, vinegar and Hidden Valley Ranch coleslaw dressing were all added to the wilted cabbage.

Then I turned the cabbage over and over until everything looked coated.

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Hubby tasted it and said he had never had this particular version, but that he thought it to be his favorite blend.

Kudos to me!

Happy eating.

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