Preheat a large cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Add sesame oil. Brown ground pork.
Cook the black rice using a medium sauce pan, according to the package directions. This should take approximately 30 minutes for one cup of rice. We did this while cooking the lettuce wrap ingredients. Saved tons of time!
After the pork is fully browned, remove from pan, leaving juices. There won't be much as the pork is very lean. You may have to add a little more oil at this point.
Mise en place (cut and prepare) all your veggies so that they are diced in equal sizes.
Drain and quarter those yummy water chestnuts.
Sautee the veggies in the hot skillet until tender. Adding the ginger, garlic, and water chestnuts after your veggies are tender. This is a perfect time to season with salt according to your taste.
Add the pork back into the veggie mixture. Stirring well. Pour the teriyaki and soy sauces over the mixture. Continue to stir until heated through.
Using a small ramekin or other small bowl, fill to the top with the rice and carefully invert onto the plate to form those pretty little mounds of rice. Top with a drizzle of sesame oil and a few black sesame seeds.
Serve the pork teriyaki mixture on a platter in the middle of the table with the lettuce on the side for a crowd...or fill in a few individual lettuce cups for each person. Whatever you prefer!
Who says that Taco Tuesday cannot be had in the form of a soup? And making it in the slow cooker makes it that much better! Taco Soup Tuesday Slow cooker style is rich and delicious with such a fabulous taco flavor. You’ve simply gotta try it!
Gather all of the ingredients together, open the cans and drain all but the tomatoes.
Turn the slow cooker on high and add the ground beef making sure to break up over the bottom of the slow cooker. Cover so that it can adequately come to temperature and cook the beef. Stirring occasionally until browned.
Add onions, taco seasoning, and all cans of drained beans to the browned beef.
Pour beef broth over beef and bean mixture.
Now comes the tomatoes and the corn...it's going to be a fiesta in this slow cooker!
Mix well. Cover and continue cooking on high for 3-4 hours. Stirring occasionally.
Shred some cheese. Chop some cilantro to pile on top with a dollop of Greek yogurt. (Sour cream works as well). Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread.