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Wingin’ It: Bills at Steelers, Buffalo coleslaw for Primanti-style sandwich

Look, I’m not telling you how to make a sandwich. But I will tell you how to make a killer topping for one

Being a fan can be the kind of hard work that builds an appetite. That’s why Buffalo Rumblings brings you a recipe every week to pair with the Buffalo Bills’ upcoming opponent, featuring a custom wing sauce to make it more “Buffalo.” Our opponent this week: the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Two separate Rumblers cited the Primanti Bros sandwich, known for being loaded up with french fries and coleslaw. Intrigued by the suggestion from eagercolin and SgtR007 the big question is how to work a sandwich and make it intriguing. Naturally, take the most boring part, the coleslaw, and Buffalo the hell out of that ****.

Buffalo ‘slaw

Serves: Many
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours


Buffalo ‘slaw
1 head of cabbage, shredded*
8 oz of carrots, shredded
12 cup apple cider vinegar
8 Tbsp fruit juice**
14 cup hot sauce
14 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp table sugar


Buffalo ‘slaw

  1. Add shredded cabbage and carrots to large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk together remaining ingredients (apple cider vinegar, fruit juice, hot sauce, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and table sugar) in separate bowl.
  3. Drizzle liquid mixture over veggie mix; toss to thoroughly coat.
  4. Cover and refrigerate over night.

Primanti-style sandwich

To use the coleslaw for a Primanti-style sandwich, it’s as easy as picking your favorite bread, meat and cheese. Add french fries then coleslaw to top it off and you’re good to go. If you wanna go the extra mile, you can grill the meat/cheese or the entire sandwich like a grilled cheese.

Wingin’ It Tips

*This is a great time to break out a cheese grater. Watch your fingers.

**I used mango/peach V8 Splash, so not precisely juice, but juice related. You could go with lemon or other citrus to amplify the acidity. Apple would pair well with the cider vinegar. There’s always the option of deciding based off of “what’s in the fridge.”