For the Sauce
1 T olive oil
1 sweet onion, chopped or diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
For the Bread
1 baguette, any loaf of bread, rolls, or buns (depending on how fancy you want to be)
butter (about 2 T per sandwich)
minced garlic (about 1 clove per sandwich)
Preheat the oven. If you like to live dangerously, turn the broiler on high. If you'd like to leave room for error, just set it to bake at about 375.
Now, make the sauce. First, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Then, when the olive oil shimmers, add the onion and stir. When the onion starts to become translucent, toss in the garlic, and stir continuously. In about 30 second to a minute, it will become fragrant; add the ground beef or turkey and cook until it has browned completely. I also like to add mushrooms, grated zucchini, or any other vegetable I can find that might go unnoticed. Then, pour in the sauce, and reduce heat to low once it boils. Let it simmer, covered, while you make the bread.
Cut the bread into your desired sandwich shape. Sometimes I like to slice it, and other times it's better when you just cut it in half like a hot dog bun (this can also be made with hot dog buns).
In a small pan, melt 2 T butter and saute one clove of minced garlic for about 30 seconds. Then, take two pieces of bread and sop up all the butter and garlic in the pan. Repeat this process until you have enough bread for all of the sandwiches. Place all pieces of garlic bread butter side up on a baking pan, and put them in the oven until they're toasty. In a broiler, they go from raw to burnt if you take your eyes off of them for a second, so I prefer to let them sit in the oven at 375 for about 5 minutes; but I don't know how vigilant you are.
Once the bread is toasted, take it out of the oven, and add the meat sauce to make a delicious sandwich. Don't forget the parmesan cheese to maximize the deliciousness, and serve it while it's hot.