December 6, 2013 Sam Mugavero

Beef with Cabbage Recipe – 12/06/2013

Boost Testosterone with this recipe!

As it is the holiday season, my wife, 8-week old daughter, and I have ventured out to do some shopping over the past week. Most of the time, even though we intend to shop for family and friends, Kmugs and I end up stopping and looking at things for Lilly. It is during these stops that I have encountered something strange…I find myself saying things previously unfamiliar to me such as “Awww…that’s cute!” or “Lilly will look so precious in that!” or “I love that pink sleeper with the little cupcakes on it!”

After thoughts like this enter my head, my inner voice usually responds with,  “Wait…a minute, did I seriously just think that? If I did, what the hell is wrong with me? Am I sick? Has someone been sneaking soy products into my meals?”

So…what is wrong with me? Naturally, my immediate response is that I must be under some duress and am experiencing a battle with Low-T…that’s right Low Testosterone. Clearly this is the logical culprit! What else would explain my uncontrollable urge to use the words cute and precious over and over again each day?   And to actually enjoy helping my wife pick out holiday outfits for our daughter? Since I am not a huge fan of going to the doctor or taking supplements, I decided to try and attack this problem naturally by preparing a meal bursting with flavor and rich in testosterone boosting foods. Studies have determined red meat to be an excellent food for boosting testosterone (for a humorous self study on the effect of red meat on testosterone levels, read Tim Ferris’s book, “The Four Hour Body”) and other studies link increases in testosterone to eating cruciferous vegetables rich in indole-3-carbinol (I3C).

I had some Grass Fed Beef and green cabbage in the fridge and decided to put them together in a meal to help attack my “self diagnosed” Low-T issue. The recipe is simple and the entire meal including prep took less than 25 minutes!

Grass Fed Ground Beef and Cabbage





1 pound of Grass Fed Ground Beef

½ Head of Green Cabbage (shredded or sliced into thin strips)

1 medium Onion (diced)

1 Red, Green, Orange, or Yellow Bell Pepper (diced)

3 Cloves of Garlic (finely chopped)

1 tsp. Olive Oil

½ tsp. Chili Powder

½ tsp. Cayenne Pepper

Salt and Black Pepper to taste


In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and brown the grass fed beef (season with salt, pepper, and chili powder) over medium heat (3-5 minutes). In the meantime, dice the pepper and onions, slice the cabbage into thin strips, and finely chop the garlic. When the beef is finished, remove from the skillet and set it aside as you add the cabbage, onions, pepper, and garlic to the skillet. Add the cayenne pepper, a pinch of salt and black pepper, and saute for 6-8 minutes until cooked. Toss the beef back into the skillet, stir and allow to cook together for 2 more minutes.  Add additional salt and pepper, if needed.


Just to be clear, do I really think I have Low-T issue? Not likely and as Kmugs pointed out, “Maybe you are just quickly adapting to being the father of a baby girl? Did you ever think of that, Mr. Low-T?” Such an obvious answer, no wonder I missed it! At least I discovered a tasty new meal to put into the rotation and maybe it will provide me with a boost of Testosterone as a bonus! (such a cute ending to the story…Ugh, there it goes again! More cabbage please!) As an added bonus: Despite the testosterone boosting power of the meal, Kmugs was able to enjoy it without any repercussions commonly associated with elevated testosterone, so ladies don’t worry, you aren’t in any danger of looking like a man after eating this meal!