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!
Pop Pop’s Chili Mac is a super hearty meal that is fabulous served alone or with sweet English peas as a side. The kiddos will adore it and so will you when dinner is made in under an hour. It will be your new favorite go-to dish.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add ground turkey.
At the same time, bring water to boil. Once it comes to a boil, salt like the sea and add macaroni to cook until tender. About 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Sauté the ground turkey until it is browned. Add onion, red bell pepper, and jalapeno. Cook until veggies are tender.
Add tomato paste, water, butter, milk, and cheese packets. Stir well. Then add the grated cheese.
Finally, add the cooked macaroni to the sauce mixture, stir together and serve.