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Turkey Meatball Garlic Bread Heroes

['1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes in purée', '2 tablespoons olive oil', '1 small onion, finely chopped', '3 garlic cloves, minced', '1 teaspoon sugar', '1/2 teaspoon salt', '3 cups coarse fresh bread crumbs (from 5 to 6 slices firm white sandwich bread)', '2/3 cup whole milk', '2 large eggs, lightly beaten', '1 1/4 cups grated Pecorino Romano (about 5 ounces)', '3 garlic cloves, minced', '3 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley', '1/2 teaspoon dried oregano', '1/2 teaspoon salt', '2 pounds ground turkey (not breast meat)', '5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened', '2 tablespoons olive oil', '1 tablespoon minced garlic', '1/4 teaspoon salt', '2 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano', '2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley', '1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper', '12 hot dog or long potato buns or hoagie rolls', 'An instant-read thermometer']

Purée tomatoes with their purée in a blender.
Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat until it shimmers, then sauté onion until golden, 5 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add tomato purée, sugar, and salt and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 30 to 35 minutes.
Stir together bread crumbs and milk in a large bowl and let stand for 10 minutes.
Stir in eggs, cheese, garlic, parsley, oregano, and salt, then add turkey and blend with your hands until just combined well (do not overmix).
Form 1 1/2-tablespoon portions into meatballs and arrange on 2 well-oiled large, heavy, rimmed baking sheets.
Stir together butter, oil, garlic, salt, cheese, parsley, and pepper in a bowl. Spread about 2 rounded teaspoons garlic butter onto both split sides of each bun. Arrange buns, buttered sides up, on a large baking sheet.
Preheat broiler.
Broil meatballs 3 to 4 inches from heat, turning over once, until golden and just cooked through (165°F on instant-read thermometer), 5 to 8 minutes.
Broil buns, buttered sides only, until golden, 30 seconds to 1 minute, watching closely (buns brown fast).
Spoon some sauce on each bun, then top with 4 meatballs (depending on size of buns), and drizzle with more sauce.

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