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Southern-Style Slaw Burgers

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You have got to wrap your hands around a juicy grilled hamburger topped with tangy brown sugar + vinegar cabbage slaw. If you have never had Southern-Style Slaw Burgers, try our easy at-home recipe. We’ll give you a quick shortcut on this fast + delicious meal plus a little history behind this one-of-a-kind hamburger.

Southern Style Slaw Burgers


Enjoy Southern Slaw Burgers at Home

While my home state of Tennessee is home to the Slawburger Festival, and the Carolina burger features a helping of chili and slaw, the roots of these hamburger recipes can likely be traced back to the Dominican Republic.

There is even a song with the mention of the famous Slaw Burger (country girl problem), if that gives you any idea of how yummy this creation is.


Southern Style Slaw Burgers start with a sweet and tangy vinegar cabbage slaw.


Personally? I think a hamburger lends itself to putting other things on top of it. It was only a matter of time before a sandwich genius figured out that sweet + sour vinegar cabbage slaw would taste like a million bucks on top of a juicy beef patty.


A package of Ball Park pre cooked beef patties


Our recipe uses two short cuts to make this meal easy to create any time. Weeknight Fast and Weekend Tasty, spur of the moment yum.  Summer is for carefree cookouts and get-togethers— with Ball Park® SteakhouseTM Burgers and Kroger, you can focus on fun, family and friends and not meal prep.

Plus these tasty burgers have that grilled flavor you love and can be prepared four different ways (microwave, oven, skillet or grill).

TIP: While you’ve got the grill going, throw on a few Ball Park Franks. This slaw recipe tastes amazing on a Slaw Dog, too!


More Sandwich Ideas for Weeknight Dinner:

Cheesy Onion Steak Sandwiches

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

Fried Green Tomato BLT’s



Southern Style Slaw Burgers


To make the homemade mustard slaw for Slaw Burgers:

  1. Stir together vinegar, brown sugar, water, mustard and spices in a small sauce pan.
  2. Heat the mixture to a low boil, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Pour the tangy liquid over cabbage and vegetables.
  4. The hot vinegar mixture quickly infuses all of that sweet + tangy flavor into the cabbage.
  5. Chill.


Yep, that’s it. Get the complete list of simple ingredients in the recipe at the bottom of this post. You’ve probably got everything you need already. Nothing fancy, just a little kitchen magic. You can create delicious summer meals with  Ball Park Steakhouse Burgers and other simple foods from Kroger.

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Grilled hamburger patties and buns


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A quick and easy Ball Park meal on the grill makes me so happy that winter is over. Use the Kroger ClickList to make your spring and summer meals easier than ever.


A package of beef patties next to a burger and bun


Once the juicy grilled Ball Park Steakhouse Burgers are prepared and the slaw is ready to go, it is time to assemble your slaw burgers.

I love mine on a buttery, toasted bun, a layer of red tomato, a slice of dill pickle and a generous helping of that mouth-watering slaw.


A bun with a burger pattie topped with vinegar cabbage slaw


The juices from the tomato, beef patty and slaw all blend in and…so good. You’ve got to try Southern-Style Slaw Burgers for yourself.


Southern Style Slaw Burgers



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A juicy grilled hamburger with tomatoes, pickles and topped with sweet + tangy cabbage slaw.
5 from 6 votes

Southern Style Slaw Burgers

A Southern delicacy. A grilled hamburger patty topped with a signature mustard sweet and tangy cabbage slaw. 

Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 454 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 16 ounces cabbage slaw mix
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup yellow prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 8 Ball Park Steakhouse Burgers
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 2 tablespoons butter optional
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • dill pickles optional

Cook That

  1. In a small sauce pan, combine the vinegar, water, brown sugar, mustard, salt, pepper and celery seed. 

  2. Heat to a low boil, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved.

  3. Place the cabbage slaw mix in a medium sized bowl. Pour the hot vinegar mixture over the vegetables. Stir to coat well. Chill while preparing the burgers and buns.

  4. Prepare the hamburger patties to package instructions for grilled. Spread the butter on the inside of each bun, and lightly toast them on the grill.

  5. Assemble each burger with a bottom bun, slice of tomato, dill pickle slices, hamburger, and top with a generous amount of the vinegar slaw. Top with a bun and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Southern Style Slaw Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 573mg25%
Potassium 520mg15%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 23.5mg28%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Lisa Huff
    May 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Didn’t realize Ball Park had burgers?! Going to check them out!

  • Reply
    May 10, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    I love the sound of the mix of sweet and tangy you have described for the slaw, I bet it tops off the burger perfectly!

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    Jessica Levinson
    May 10, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    What a great burger to start out the grilling season with! It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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    Adriana Lopez Martin
    May 10, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Yummy! Slaw is always nice because provides a nice texture and add more flavor to the bite. Didn’t know Ballpark had burgers need to look for these at my store!

  • Reply
    May 11, 2018 at 12:42 am

    This slaw sounds fabulous — love that you heat the ingredients before adding them to the veggies. Must make them so flavorful. I can think of dozens of things I’d add this to — not to mention the burger!

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