Another great Largest Loser Potluck with some really amazing entries – the Season 34 winning entry was provided by competitor Christina and was a huge hit with everyone.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 med. red onion, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 4 cups water
  • splash of white wine (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped kale
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 lb ground turkey seasoned w/ garlic powder, garlic salt, onion powder, ground pepper, salt, red pepper flakes.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onions and garlic over medium-low heat until onions are translucent.  Stir in salt, pepper and saute about 1 minute.
  2. Strain tomatoes and add juice and tomato sauce to pan.
  3. Seed tomatoes, chop into large pieces and stir into pan.
  4. Add 4 cups water and splash of wine, stir and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add in garbanzo beans and simmer for about 10-15 minutes more.
  6. In non-stick skillet, brown and break up the turkey and season.  Add in kale and cook until bright green and slightly wilted.  Add to soup and stir.

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