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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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757 110
Steak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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568 130
Sausage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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548 129
Spare ribs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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490 146
Corn on the cob is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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469 141
Kebab is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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431 150
Hot dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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346 68
Chicken breast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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324 146
Potato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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298 178
Pork chop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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278 113
Beef tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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247 154
Pork tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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232 139
Rotisserie Chicken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Rotisserie Chicken

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262 157
Salmon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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173 58
Brisket is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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193 165
Lamb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Lamb

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201 173
Asparagus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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158 143
Russet Potato is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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172 80
Bratwurst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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197 87
Chicken Wings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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161 39
Short ribs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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132 135
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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164 151
Pineapple is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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152 58
Chicken Thighs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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162 128
Satay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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167 87
Onion is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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158 102
Portobello Mushrooms is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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123 62
Bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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High Protein Foods

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94 39
Pork is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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122 76
Shrimp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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115 66
Jerk Chicken is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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90 100
Turkey Burgers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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92 75
Lamb Chops is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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86 80
Venison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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89 90
Beer can Chicken is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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92 99
Zucchini is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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80 76
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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79 69
Lobster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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67 77
Tuna is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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60 72
Ham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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83 146
Summer squash is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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64 65
Scallop is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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53 72
Panini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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50 71
Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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60 87
Pizza is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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44 65
Mahi-mahi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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63 137
Veggie burger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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47 78
Trout is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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57 156
Brussels sprout is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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40 68
Sea Bass is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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