There’s no real need for a million recipes when you get the one just right. My coleslaw recipe is from the Meat Cookbook. A classic in the Barbequing World I discovered when a mid-west BBQ judge discovered it on my shelf. There is exactly one recipe for vegetables in there and this is it. And it’s perfection.

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For best results, prepare the coleslaw several hours ahead and refrigerate it or, better still, make it a day ahead.

4 Cups shredded green cabbage

2 cups red cabbage

2 green onions, thinly sliced

1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions

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2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Place all the vegetables in a large bowl.

To make the Dressing: Whisk together all ingredients in another bowl or food processor.

Toss the vegetables with the dressing and taste for salt and pepper.

Enough Said.

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