ro's bbq slaw recipe

Charlotte, NC

#21 Aug 26, 2009
yum wrote:
You've got to be kidding...your taste buds are at the wrong end, sugar.

West Monroe, LA

#22 Sep 19, 2009
I would suppose that after 56 years of eating their crappy slaw and the worst, minced, ground, fatty, oily, greasy so-called b-b-q, most folks in Gastonia would tell you it's the best. They simply don't know any better and have killed their taste buds to the point if they had a decent sandwich, who would know? I had heard so much about their slaw and bbq that I had to try it when I saw their truck at Lowe's Speedway. After the first bite, I spit it out and returned it. They gave me another and it was the same as the first. If RO's is Gastonia's best kept secret, I sure wish they would keep it to themselves. Just goes to show, they still sell Chia Pets and RO's slaw. There's just no accounting for taste, or lack thereof.

Concord, NC

#23 Nov 3, 2009
You are crazy Black BBQ slaw is freakin awesome. And better than RO's althought they are similar. You just ain't from gastonia if you don't like it. SO go on with your crazy self and quit hattin.
DoubleTroubleTon i

Summerville, SC

#24 Nov 6, 2009
to ladoodle...LOL 1st off RO's slaw has NO Thousand Island dressing in it. I am educated and do love RO's. I was raised in Gastonia for many many years and have since moved.I remember going to RO's every Friday night w my parents for a Dinner night out... It was a wonderful treat to us and we always looked forward to going there! In High school us Girls loved sneaking off there when ever we could cause back then the scenery was'nt bad...LOL...all the girls that are from around there know what I mean...and it was just a great place to hang out enjoy our friends and meet new people...And on top of all that the food was always great! I do have the all time origanal recipee! and there is some people who are in the right ball park...but some are copletely My brother in law worked there for quite a few years when he was in High School, and thats how I got it...LOL...He's a family member of the owner!!! Have a nice day :)

Wingate, NC

#25 Feb 18, 2010
Either you like it, or you don't... Anyhow, I've got a buddy pulling a stint with Peace Corps in Romania... Many a mile from his beloved Gaston Co. and RO's slaw. I'm sending him the recipe adjusted for local ingredients, just so he wont miss home so much.

Salisbury, NC

#26 Feb 19, 2010
I love ROs slaw on hotdogs and as a dip with Fritos corn chips, I am not real crazy about their minced BBQ pork. Its kind of bland.

My perfect BBQ sandwich used to be Bridges pork, ROs slaw, John Boy/Billy sauce.

After this week my perfect BBQ sandwich is Deep Forest BBQ pulled pork AND their sauce with ROs slaw.

Charlotte, NC

#27 Feb 24, 2010

Charlotte, NC

#28 Feb 26, 2010

Lawrenceville, GA

#29 Mar 8, 2010
Ask your grocer to order Dukes and pimento cheese spread-they should be able to take care of it.
caligirl wrote:
I have had RO's only two times in my life and there is nothing that compares to the slaw, however i an willing to try the recipes shown. I live in California but my husband was born and raised in Gastonia. There is nothing out here on the west coast that even resembles RO's! Only thing is we dont have Dukes brand and what is pimento spred? If anyone has answers please let me know!!!!
What a joke

Suffolk, VA

#30 Apr 19, 2010
ladoodle wrote:
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Just looking at these ingredients and imagining them on pulled pork is nauseating. You eat this crap on a pork sandwich? Damn, you must have an iron clad stomach.
Your tastes must be poor. Being born and raised in Gastonia, I must say RO's slaw is famous and with good reason. Their slaw is fantastic on bbq, as well as their fish sandwich. Just because you don't like a particular food, what makes you think you have the right to knock it? I personally don't like slaw that tastes like I'm drinking a bottle of vinegar, but some do. I guess my point is that I wouldn't waste the time to post on something I don't like, and make it seem to be horrible. My wife is a chef so I know what good food is, and there are some things that aren't my "cup of tea", but to some they are terriffic. To any that have not tried the slaw, do yourself a favor and go out and try it.

Kitakyushu, Japan

#31 Apr 30, 2010
Well I was born and some what raised in Gastonia...went back and forth between there..because my mom lives there...and Kentucky because my dad lives there...out high school I went into the Marines...been in for Five years...been a few places and had a bunch of different BBQ...Smithfield's BBQ is the best. RO's/Black's BBQ wasn't that great...but their hamburgers with BBQ slaw...and Lord have mercy, Black's iced tea is to die for, 2nd only to Dan's #2, a bit down the road from Black's; across the street from Industrial Fabricators. Anyhow I hope one of these two recipes is similar...being stationed in Japan I'm far from home and Black' going to grab some ingredients and pray for the best for the cookout tonight.

Charlotte, NC

#32 May 1, 2010
As a NC "Piedmont" Native and I might add, my family were legendary BBQ entrepeneurs in the Triad...I have eaten BBQ all over the United States and even in Hawaii. I have experienced the good and the bad, but when I moved to Gaston County...I found extremely bad BBQ. I have visited Sonny's in Rock Hill and it was quite good.
As for the RO's slaw...that is not slaw, it may have a few grains of cabbage but it reminds me of thousand island dressing. Thousand Island Dressing on Pit Cooked Hickory Smoked BBQ is the equivalent of taking a swig of syrup of Ipecac. Guess you have to be a Gastonian to appreciate it...and there's your sign!

Charlotte, NC

#33 May 11, 2010
Gaston Red Neck

Fayetteville, NC

#34 Jun 5, 2010
What a bunch of BS! You can't make RO's slaw with that pile of crap in the recipe listed here! Buy it from the pro's. It's at Harris Teeter, et al., or go to RO's and Black's and buy it. You can buy it cheaper than you can make it, and I TOO have the recipe, but as a loyal RO's/ Black's BBQ fan for over 47 years, I WILL NOT DIVULGE IT to you Yankee's!
Gaston Red Neck

Fayetteville, NC

#35 Jun 5, 2010
And P.S.'s supposed to be more of a sauce than what y'all must think of as slaw. What you are referring to is cole slaw, or vinegary bbq slaw.
Cary McCarley

Lewiston, ID

#36 Jun 5, 2010
I live in Biloxi,MS now but use to be a short order
cook at Frank's BBQ in Clover,S.C> in the late 50's
The main secret is Kraft's French Dressing.
4cups grated cabbage
1/2 cups sweeet mixed pickles
3/4 cup ketsup
teaspoon chili powder
l cup Dukes mayonnaise
1 cup Krafts French Dressing

You r wrong

Charlotte, NC

#37 Jun 7, 2010
Not the recipe wrote:
My grandmother was raised beside the Blacks, the family that owns R.O.'s (R.O. Black ) and Tommy's Drive In, which serves the exact same slaw as R.O.'s.
Mrs Black shared the recipe with my gran. It's still a huge secret and the above recipe is soooo far off and wrong.
The slaw does NOT have pickles, it has Dukes Sandwich Relish (MUST be Duke's brand).
The mysterious red is Pimento Cheese (Ruth's brand). NOT pimentos.
The slaw only has 5 ingredients, and another is cayenne pepper.
The Blacks are relatives of mine and they do not own Tommy's drive in. That is a totally different family. As for your grandmother, did she live on Myrtle School Road?
You r wrong

Charlotte, NC

#38 Jun 7, 2010
ex RO Girlfriend wrote:
Hey Close in Shelby - I used to date one of the Blacks' sons back in my college days, and your recipe is the closest to the real thing!
Did you date Robert or Doug?
john from north carolina

Salisbury, NC

#39 Jun 8, 2010
hay caligirl what up with no duke that should be against the law i guess no sundrop either
see people how lucky we are

Charlotte, NC

#40 Aug 3, 2010
caligirl wrote:
I have had RO's only two times in my life and there is nothing that compares to the slaw, however i an willing to try the recipes shown. I live in California but my husband was born and raised in Gastonia. There is nothing out here on the west coast that even resembles RO's! Only thing is we dont have Dukes brand and what is pimento spred? If anyone has answers please let me know!!!!
pimento spread is pimento cheese made into a paste got to ( ) type in pimento cheese make the recipe then blend it in a blender until it's a paste and the recipe for the slaw is close to make mayo taste like dukes add vinegar a little at a time like a 1/4 teaspoon at a time until tart and the mayo does not break and turn soup like or the easy way add the vinegar to the slaw

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