I love spaghetti but don't want to eat the pasta anymore so I brainstormed and realized that green beans might be a good substitute for pasta. I tried it out and it worked great. I now fix this at home and take it to parties, too. I've gotten many compliments on it. It was even included in a low carb recipe book a few years back (with my name on it) that a lady was compiling. So cool!!
1This really is a one dish meal -- I adjust the amount of green beans and meat (increase or decrease) to fit the situation and the number of people I'm feeding.
2I really do just dump the frozen green beans into the pan and cook until they are thawed, cover with sauce, and simmer til tender. Sometimes I add other frozen vegetables, too -- such as broccoli or okra
3I also like to add some more garlic powder and Italian spices for the last 5 minutes of cooking time to freshen up the flavors. You can also add a little more salt and pepper if you like at that time. Just taste it and see.