Bbq The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ  

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

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701 182
Sausage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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668 177
Spare ribs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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

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595 182
Kebab is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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519 195
Hot dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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409 197
Potato is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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Chicken breast is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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350 226
Pork chop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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328 147
Beef tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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280 173
Rotisserie Chicken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Rotisserie Chicken

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277 200
Pork tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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303 206
Salmon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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226 87
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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Asparagus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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

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263 114
Chicken Wings is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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215 194
Pineapple is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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201 81
Chicken Thighs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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210 111
Bratwurst is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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195 157
Satay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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199 63
Short ribs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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204 118
Onion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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