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List Rules Any food that tastes delicious when grilled or barbecued.

This list includes all your favorite foods to barbecue or throw on the grill, where you will obviously be cooking up tasty foods comparable to the best BBQ joints in the world. Though the terms "barbecue" and "grill" are used similarly in the US, the distinction actually refers to the length of time food is cooked above an open flame, smoke and wood chips, or charcoal. "Grilling" means the food is only kept over the smoke for a brief period of time, while barbecuing refers to a more lengthy, involved cooking process. Both methods produce meats and vegetables with a tangy, smoky, rich flavor and are popular particularly in summer months when the weather outside is desirable. (In the United States, barbecuing is closely associated with the summer holidays of Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day, and the holiday weekends that accompany them.)

There is some debate about the secret to delicious barbecue. Some claim the most important thing is to marinate the meats or veggies that are going to be cooked (perhaps with your choice of one of the best BBQ sauces), sometimes for a full day before grilling. Others theorize that it's getting the exact length of time over the coals just right. Still other recipes call for adding sauce or other ingredients (such as a can of beer) to the BBQ items while they are on the grill. Regardless of your family's secret recipes, this list contains the best foods to cook on a grill or eat at a BBQ. It includes traditional fare like steak, burgers, ribs and salmon, as well as some unconventional barbecue suggestions, like eggplant or summer squash.

Vote for your favorite BBQ foods and if you don't see one that you love, make your own version of the list and throw it on there. And when planning your summer BBQs, don't forget to bring out the delicious summer cocktails and always remember to kiss the cook!
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Hamburger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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732 104
Steak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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541 126
Sausage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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534 126
Spare ribs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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472 140
Corn on the cob is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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456 131
Kebab is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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419 145
Hot dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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332 59
Chicken breast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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314 141
Potato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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288 174
Pork chop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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271 112
Beef tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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240 153
Pork tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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225 138
Rotisserie Chicken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Rotisserie Chicken

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256 155
Salmon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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168 56
Brisket is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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Lamb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Lamb

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157 139
Russet Potato is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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197 171
Asparagus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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165 79
Bratwurst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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185 84
Chicken Wings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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155 38
Short ribs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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158 148
Pineapple is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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147 57
Chicken Thighs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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128 134
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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158 83
Onion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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155 126
Satay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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151 101
Portobello Mushrooms is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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91 37
Pork is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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117 59
Bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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Jerk Chicken is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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114 75
Shrimp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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87 97
Turkey Burgers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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Lamb Chops is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Lamb Chops

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83 79
Venison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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84 87
Beer can Chicken is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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86 96
Zucchini is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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77 75
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Buffalo Steak

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74 67
Lobster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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64 75
Tuna is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Tuna Steaks

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58 70
Ham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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81 144
Summer squash is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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60 64
Scallop is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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50 71
Panini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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59 84
Pizza is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Pizza

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42 63
Mahi-mahi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Mahi Mahi

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61 134
Veggie burger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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45 74
Trout is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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56 153
Brussels sprout is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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37 65
Sea Bass is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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