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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685 179
Sausage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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654 174
Spare ribs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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601 187
Corn on the cob is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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587 178
Kebab is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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512 192
Hot dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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400 193
Potato is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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444 104
Chicken breast is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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343 224
Pork chop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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319 146
Beef tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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272 173
Rotisserie Chicken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Rotisserie Chicken

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271 198
Pork tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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296 202
Salmon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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217 86
Brisket is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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Asparagus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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

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188 175
Russet Potato is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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252 114
Chicken Wings is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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208 191
Pineapple is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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196 79
Chicken Thighs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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205 109
Bratwurst is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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192 155
Satay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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194 62
Short ribs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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200 114
Onion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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189 128
Portobello Mushrooms is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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154 83
Bell pepper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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159 95
Shrimp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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107 64
Pork is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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138 84
Jerk Chicken is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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107 123
Turkey Burgers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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111 95
Lamb Chops is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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Beer can Chicken is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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110 119
Zucchini is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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101 102
Venison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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94 95
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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90 93
Lobster is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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92 169
Summer squash is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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72 98
Ham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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79 88
Scallop is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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74 106
Tuna is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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63 98
Panini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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75 161
Veggie burger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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73 117
Pizza is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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64 178
Brussels sprout is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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53 94
Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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Mahi-mahi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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53 98
Trout is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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7 13
Chili Dogs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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