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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945 171
Steak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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738 190
Sausage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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693 188
Spare ribs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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642 197
Corn on the cob is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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624 189
Kebab is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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541 206
Hot dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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363 242
Pork chop is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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424 205
Potato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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343 157
Beef tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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480 109
Chicken breast is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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295 183
Rotisserie Chicken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Rotisserie Chicken
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284 206
Pork tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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316 211
Salmon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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237 213
Lamb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Lamb
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243 228
Asparagus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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200 182
Russet Potato is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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234 93
Brisket is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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149 176
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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224 202
Pineapple is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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201 164
Satay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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273 120
Chicken Wings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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207 68
Short ribs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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212 86
Chicken Thighs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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115 129
Turkey Burgers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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