When I was staying with my parent's last fall Mom and I made a few meals using the standard block of frozen ground beef.
Episode 1 - ground beef, bragg's soy seasoning (or maybe it was balsamic vinegar), frozen broccoli, and red peppers in one pan. Thickened with a bit of corn starch. On some of my favourite flat rice noodles from the Asian section of Superstore.
Episode 2 - Ground beef, chopped celery, perhaps some spices (not sure what she used) on a bed of spaghetti squash. The parents had the beef mixed with tomatoe sauce.
Ground beef has many possibilities. Don't forget meatballs and meatloaf!