Ingredients for four people:
8 medium sized Italian sausages
Two cups dried lentils, boiled and set aside (takes about 20-25 minutes)
1 small can chopped tomatoes
half cup white wine
1 chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 small chile pepper or peperoncino, chopped
salt and pepper
Lightly grease a large, deep skillet with olive oil. Sautee the sausage until they are brown on all sides. Remove them from the pan. In the same pan (with the drippings in there), saute the garlic (smashed) and the onion. When the onions are transparent, add the white wine. Let the wine reduce and add the tomatoes and the chopped peperoncino. Let the ingredients simmer together for five minutes on a low heat and add the sausages back in. Add the lentils and let the entire dish cook for another 20-25 minutes.
I served with parsley potatoes, which worked well.