When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.
This is an easy, flavorful spaghetti sauce. I'm not able to give exact measurements because I toss things in and it always comes out a little different each time. Sometimes it's so good you can't believe it and other times it's just good. Modify to your own taste.
I use a pound of ground turkey or pork
Medium onion coarsely chopped
8 cloves of garlic coarsely chopped
Fennel seed, I put about a palm full in
I saute the first ingredients in olive oil until the meat is browned
Add two cans of diced tomatoes & a can of crushed tomatoes. I put about 1/2 can of water in also.
About a palm full of dried basil (more if using fresh)
I like some bite so I use crushed red pepper too. Use what your taste likes, or not at all.
Salt to taste
I use garlic stuffed olives or dark olives. I'll also use capers.
I let it simmer for 30 -45 minutes. Until it is thick.
Really easy and better than anything you will buy in a jar. And adaptable to individual taste.