4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound ground beef
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 cup water
1 (.75 ounce) packet dry brown gravy mix
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
Mix hash brown potatoes, vegetable oil, and black pepper in a bowl; press into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, garlic powder, and onion powder in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
Mix water and gravy mix into the cooked beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover skillet, and simmer until water evaporates, about 5 minutes. Fold in 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.
Spoon beef mixture onto the potato crust.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese and bake until cheese is lightly browned, about 5 more minutes.
Per Serving: 590.1 calories; protein 29.6g 59% DV; carbohydrates 31.7g 10% DV; fat 47.4g 73% DV; cholesterol 99.5mg 33% DV; sodium 547mg 22% DV.