Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese is my usual standby in that case. It’s always a crowd-pleaser and a very easy dish that was probably the very first recipe my Mom taught me to make.
But in this case, there was going to be at least one vegetarian in the group. So I decided to try to change things up a bit come up with a vegetarian version instead.
Lentils seemed a logical choice.
And when I did a search online about possibilities, I found a couple of good options that I combined and tweaked a bit to arrive at the recipe here.
The results were better than I had hoped for, and were a hit with my guests.