Food 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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931 165
Steak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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718 185
Sausage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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682 182
Spare ribs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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624 195
Corn on the cob is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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605 187
Kebab is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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526 202
Hot dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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354 234
Pork chop is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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418 202
Potato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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337 152
Beef tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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465 108
Chicken breast is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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288 179
Rotisserie Chicken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Rotisserie Chicken

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279 203
Pork tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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309 208
Salmon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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232 208
Lamb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
Lamb

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242 223
Asparagus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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194 181
Russet Potato is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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230 90
Brisket is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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147 172
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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217 199
Pineapple is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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197 160
Satay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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268 117
Chicken Wings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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204 64
Short ribs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ

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206 83
Chicken Thighs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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111 126
Turkey Burgers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods to Throw on the BBQ
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