I think there is a recipe for something very similar in Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries but it’s not a dish that demands to be assembled too slavishly. The basics are lots of onions cooked for a long time with tomatoes, lentils and some sausages thrown in. It would also be nice served with the sausages separately. I added peppers as I had some in the fridge.
Flavour wise I went for thyme, paprika, a big (though fairly mild) dried chilli, garlic and a swush of red wine vinegar.
- Fry two onions with three cloves of garlic in plenty of olive oil for twenty minutes.
- Add tin of tomatoes and cook for twenty minutes until onions really soft. Add puy lentils and cook until done.
- At the same time cook/burn the peppers a bit and fry the sausages till a good colour and done. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Assemble! I put a bit of feta on top too.