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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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751 110
Steak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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560 128
Sausage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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544 128
Spare ribs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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485 145
Corn on the cob is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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464 140
Kebab is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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428 148
Hot dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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342 65
Chicken breast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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320 145
Potato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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296 176
Pork chop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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275 113
Beef tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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244 154
Pork tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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229 139
Rotisserie Chicken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Rotisserie Chicken

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260 157
Salmon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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171 58
Brisket is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Beef Brisket

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190 165
Lamb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Lamb

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200 173
Asparagus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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158 142
Russet Potato is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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171 80
Bratwurst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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195 87
Chicken Wings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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163 150
Pineapple is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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159 39
Short ribs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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131 135
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Turkey breast

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151 58
Chicken Thighs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Chicken Thighs

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163 85
Onion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Onions

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160 128
Satay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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157 101
Portobello Mushrooms is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Portobello Mushrooms

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122 61
Bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Bell Peppers

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92 39
Pork is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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121 76
Shrimp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Shrimp

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112 66
Jerk Chicken is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Jerk Chicken

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90 99
Turkey Burgers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Turkey Burgers

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91 75
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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85 80
Venison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Venison Steak

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87 89
Beer can Chicken is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Beer can Chicken

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91 97
Zucchini is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Zucchini

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79 76
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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78 69
Lobster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Lobster Tails

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66 77
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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83 145
Summer squash is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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59 72
Ham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Ham

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63 65
Scallop is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Scallops

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53 71
Panini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Panini

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49 71
Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Swordfish

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60 86
Pizza is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Pizza

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44 64
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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63 135
Veggie burger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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47 77
Trout is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Trout

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57 155
Brussels sprout is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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39 68
Sea Bass is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
CooDovey added Sea Bass