Couscous Stuffed Peppers


We are finally in our new place and I couldn’t be happier.

Giveaway below…keep reading!! Giveaway Now Closed

I have a much bigger kitchen with tons of cabinets to hold all my random pots and pans, and pretty little dishes.  The only problem is the lighting in the kitchen is less than favorable for someone who photographs her food. So I am still working on figuring that out.

I made these peppers when we still lived at our old house {fyi}.

They are a great blend of Southwestern flavors with spices like Cumin, Chili Powder, Garlic, Cilantro and Lime.

Stuffed Peppers usually consist of rice for the filling, but when Bob’s Red Mill sent me some of this beautiful Tri Color Pearl Couscous, the first thing that came to mind was to stuff it inside a pepper…naturally…

Israeli Couscous is nothing more than small balls of toasted semolina flour. It’s a little bit larger than your typical couscous, and this variation from Bob’s Red Mill is loaded with flavor and fun colors to spruce up any meal, and bring more sustenance as well.

To create these beautiful stuffed peppers you’ll want to start by preparing the Tri Color Couscous.

Once the Couscous is prepared, place it in a bowl with some black beans, corn, cilantro, and garlic.

Give it a good mix, and then add some lime, cumin, salt, and a little bit of chili powder for a tiny kick.

Once your stuffing is prepared, get your peppers and… start stuffing!

Sprinkle a little cheese on top and bake.

Since these peppers are vegetarian, and you don’t have any meat to cook, they don’t take very long in the oven.

Since these are vegetarian, you could serve these as a side dish to a great piece of grilled chicken or steak.

Mmmm…I am getting hungry again!

Would you like the chance to win some great stuff from Bob’s Red Mill?

Couscous Stuffed Peppers
  • 3 Bell Peppers, halved(top to bottom) and seeds removed
  • 1 cup Tricolor Couscous (Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 1 cup black beans (rinsed, and drained)
  • 1 cup corn kernels (drained)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime; juice of
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
  • sour cream (optional)
  • salsa (optional)
  1. Bring a 5 quarts pot of water to boil and blanch the halved peppers. To blanch, simply just place the cut peppers one or two at a time in the hot water for 1-2 minutes to slightly soften the skins. Remove to a paper towel to dry, then place cut side up in a baking dish or oven proof skillet.
  2. In a small pot bring the 1¼ cups water to a boil and add the Tricolor Cousous, bring it back to a boil, then cover and reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the Couscous has absorbed all the water.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. While the Couscous is cooking, prepare the rest of the filling. Place the black beans, corn, garlic, and cilantro in a large bowl and mix in the cooked Couscous.
  5. In a small bowl combine the lime juice, cumin, salt and chili powder, then drizzle over the couscous mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared peppers and sprinkle the tops with cheese.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. You can serve this with salsa and sour cream on top, which is fabulous as well.
  9. Enjoy!

Bob’s Red Mill has graciously given me TWO $25 gift cards to give out to TWO lucky readers!

You can go to their website and pick out what ever you want! How cool is that?

They have loads of great products available like Dried Blueberries, Almond Flour, and Tri Color Couscousjust to name a few...

Bob’s Red Mill is a truly unique company that offers one of the largest lines of Organic, whole grain foods in the country. Not only that, they also carry a large line of Gluten Free products as well!  Plus they process all their grains in-house, from start to finish {awesome}.

All you have to do to enter this giveaway is: Giveaway Now Closed!

** Congratulations to the two lucky winners: Carolsue and Shelly!! **

Leave a comment telling me what one of the products you would buy from Bob’s Red Mill.

To earn Extra entries 

(leave a separate comment for each extra entry):

  1. Follow I Wash…You Dry on Facebook
  2. Follow Bob’s Red Mill on Facebook
  3. Follow I Wash…You Dry on Twitter
  4. Follow Bob’s Red Mill on Twitter
  5. Follow my RSS Feed/or subscribe to emails
  6. Follow me on Pinterest
  7. Share this Post on Facebook
  8. Tweet this Giveaway:  “Enter for a chance to win one of TWO @Bobs_Red_Mill $25 gift cards in this #giveaway at @IWashYouDry”

This giveaway will end on July 9, 2012 at 11:59pm. Will will select two winners using a random number generator and will announce the winners in this post on July 10th.

Good Luck!

disclaimer: Bob’s Red Mill provided me with their products to try and is supplying the gift cards to the winners. I was not compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.


  1. I would buy beans and grains that I can’t find at my usual grocery store. I love Bob’s Red Mill and am lucky enough to have a factory/store about 45 minutes away!

  2. I love the feel of the website, very welcoming. I’d love to try the couscous as well as the dried blueberries. Mmmm, good!

  3. I follow you on FB.

  4. I also follow you on Twitter!

  5. I now am following you on Pinterest :)

  6. And I just tweeted about the giveaway!!

  7. Almond Flour! it is soo expensive.

  8. Linda S. says:

    I’d buy their almond flour again, and I’d buy farro if they offered it.

  9. Linda S. says:

    I follow Bob’s Red Mill on twitter: ljskop.

  10. We’ve used lots of their products before, the almond flour, coconut flour, and wheat germ. Good stuff. I’ve never cooked or ate couscous…what does it taste like?

  11. I follow you on FB

  12. I follow you on Pinterest

  13. I love Bob’s Red Mill products! Thank you for the giveaway!

    On the peppers, do you think they would freeze well?

    • If you froze them before baking them (minus the cheese) yes, I think they would freeze well. Just pull them out of the freezer and put some fresh cheese right on top. You would want to cook them longer of course 😉

  14. Georgiana says:

    I would buy this couscous and cornbread mix!

  15. Georgiana says:

    I like Bob’s Red Mill on Facebook!

  16. Georgiana says:

    I like you on Facebook too!

  17. Georgiana says:

    Shared on Facebook as well!

  18. Georgiana says:

    Following your blog feed too – thanks so much as Bob’s makes the best products!

  19. I followed you on Pinterest (mystiewinckler). I love Pinterest for finding and saving recipes!

  20. I liked your page on FB w/ my website page (I’m not personally on FB; I only have a page for my sites):

    I’m a new reader and have enjoyed your blog lately!

  21. I had just subscribed to your RSS feed this weekend after finding you from a Google search. :)

  22. Janelle says:

    I have followed you on Facebook and would use the gift card to buy almond flour. I have been committed to a low carb lifestyle for about two years now and almond flour has become indispensable especially when I need a low carb treat!

  23. Janelle says:

    I have also followed Bob’s Red Mill on Facebook!

  24. Janelle says:

    I have also followed you on twitter!

  25. Janelle says:

    I have also followed Bob’s Red Mill on twitter!

  26. Janelle says:

    I have shared this contest on facebook!

  27. These look so delish, Shawn! I love stuffed peppers and really love this couscous. Perfect combo that I’m definitely going to try :)

  28. I would buy the beans and flaxseed! Good for fiber!

  29. Janelle says:

    And finally I have tweeted this giveaway! :)

  30. I like Bob Reds Mill on Facebook

  31. Like you on Facebook too!

  32. Shared your link on my wall too!

  33. Subscribe to your blog feed too – Thanks & Happy 4th to you!

  34. I think I would love the cous cous because these peppers are gorg! Or the almond flour, because I’ve been dying to try it. Congrats on your move!!

  35. id buy one of their cereal or brownie mixes!

  36. I would buy their cereal mixes, beans and the couscous you made! Delicious!

  37. I like Bob’s Red Mill on Facebook

  38. I follow you on Twitter @serene_streams

  39. I follow Bob’s Red Mill on Twitter too

  40. Subscribe to your emails

  41. Shared on Facebook too! Thanks so much and have a very Happy 4th!

  42. Mary Elizabeth says:

    I would love to try the apple blueberry granola or the apple strawberry. Those sound delicious!

  43. Mary Elizabeth says:

    I follow you on pinterest. Thanks for the opportunity to try a new product. I have never heard of Red Mill before.

  44. I really want to try this recipe. It looks and sounds delicious! I would say one thing I would get is the couscous, and some of the cereals

  45. I like you on facebook

  46. I follow you on twitter

  47. I follow you on pinterest

  48. I subscribe via email

  49. I follow Bob’s Red Mill on twitter

  50. I like Bob’s Red Mill on facebook

  51. I subscribe via email.

  52. I would probably by the gf cinnamon raisin bread mix, but I’m so torn between several items…

  53. I’d love to try the Honey Oat Granola.

  54. I like you on FB.

  55. I like Bob’s Red Mill on FB.

  56. I follow you on Twitter.

  57. I follow Bob’s Red Mill on Twitter.

  58. I’m an email subscriber.

  59. I follow you on Pinterest.

  60. I would love to try the gluten free brownie mix.

  61. I’m an email subscriber.

  62. Dried blueberries

  63. I

  64. I follow you on face book

  65. Love these peppers! I’ve never seen this couscous before so I would definitely want to try that if I won the giveaway!

  66. I follow you on FB

  67. I follow Bob’s Red Mill on FB

  68. I follow you on Twitter

  69. I follow Bob’s Red Mill on Twitter

  70. I follow you on Rss Feed

  71. I follow you on Pinterest

  72. I tweeted about this giveaway

  73. I’d probably get their three grain wild rice blend.

  74. Just found your it! I’ve been interested in trying Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour. So many great products to choose from!

  75. Following you on Facebook

  76. Following Bob’s Red Mill on Facebook

  77. Following you on Twitter

  78. Following Bob’s Red Mill on Twitter

  79. I subscribe via email

  80. I follow you on Pinterest

  81. I’ve never had pearl couscous before so I would love to try that. Or the quinoa flour.

  82. I like you on Facebook

  83. I like Bob’s Red Mill on Facebook

  84. I follow you on Twitter

  85. I follow Bob’s Red Mill on Twitter

  86. I subscribed to your RSS feed

  87. I follow you on Pinterest

  88. I tweeted about the giveaway

  89. I would love to try the 9 grain cereal and the pearl couscous.

  90. I follow I Wash You Dry on Facebook.

  91. I follow Bob’s Red Mill on Facebook.

  92. I subscribe to I Wash You Dry emails.

  93. I follow I Wash You Dry on Pinterest.

  94. I’d really like to try their dried blueberries. Blueberries are my favorite!
    Love your Couscous stuffed peppers they look so pretty!

  95. Amberly says:

    I’d load up on their almond flour & coconut flour since I’m using (and loving) those all the time!

  96. Amberly says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  97. Amberly says:

    I follow you on twitter

  98. Amberly says:

    I tweeted the give away

  99. Amberly says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  100. Carolsue says:

    Besides this Couscon which looks darn good, I’d like to try the small pearl tapioca
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  101. Carolsue says:

    I like you on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  102. Carolsue says:

    I like Bob’s Red Mill on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  103. Carolsue says:

    I follow you on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  104. Carolsue says:

    I follow Bob’s Red Mill on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  105. Carolsue says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter via e-mail.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  106. Carolsue says:

    I shared on Facebook
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  107. Carolsue says:

    I follow you on Pinterest as cezovski9
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  108. I would love to purchase the Organic Golden Flaxseed Meal. I’ve used flaxseed in some of my recipes and love that I can add the meal to smoothies to make them healthier!

  109. I follow IWYD on Twitter as 365daysofbaking.

  110. I like IWYD on FB.

  111. I like Bob’s Red Mill on FB.

  112. I follow Bob’s Red Mill on Twitter.

  113. I follow you on Pinterest as Lynne Feifer.

  114. Kelda Toliver says:

    I would try the one you used.

  115. Love BRM and I’m in Oregon so that’s perfect :)

    I follow you on FB!

  116. I’m following BRM on FB!

  117. I follow you on twitter!

  118. Following BRM on twitter!

  119. Following you (and BRM) on Pinterest!

  120. If I won I think I’d get some pearl barley, I had a salad at a restaurant with that stuff and it was really good. I’d probably get some corn grits too, yum!

  121. Tweeted it!

    Okay, I think i’m done entering now, I’m sure you’re tired of my face, haha! Those stuffed peppers do look amazing though, whether I win or not I think I’m going to have to try them :)

  122. Danielle says:

    Almond flour!

  123. I would buy almond flour. I hear it’s the best!

  124. I follow you on twitter

  125. I follow bobs red mill on twitter

  126. I like bobs red mill on facebook

  127. What pretty couscous! I love that you used it instead of rice in the stuffing, it’s so much quicker to cook up. These peppers look awesome, a great light summer meal.

  128. I made these the other night and they were AMAZING!!! I have four boys and they even left the one that I was holding back for lunch the next day … Thank you Thank you Thank you !!

Speak Your Mind