This was filed as a casserole although maybe it could be a side dish? It sounds sweet and savory, sort of like baked beans. A few notes – after the lentils boil 30 minutes, remove the onion stuck with the cloves & the bay leaf. Place everything into a casserole dish (I’m not sure of the size since I haven’t made this). Once you add all the rest of the ingredients, stir to mix well.
Stick 1 onion with 3 cloves
Combine 1 lb washed lentils, 1 bay leaf, 2 tsp salt & 5 c water. Bring to boil, cover, simmer 30 min. Do not drain.
Add 1/2 c catsup, 1/4 c molasses, 2 Tbls brown sugar, tsp dry mustard, 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 Tbsp minced onion. Cover. Bake 1 hour 350°. Just before serving, sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese & bake few minutes until cheese melts.