Add potatoes to skillet, season with 1 tsp of kosher salt and black pepper. Saute potatoes until they start turning golden brown on each side and are cooked 90% of the way through. This will take about 10-15 minutes.
Once potatoes start to turn golden brown, remove from skillet and set aside. Lower heat to medium.
Add onions and garlic to skillet. Saute until onions become translucent and garlic is fragrant.
Combine ground beef with seasoning, cook until most of the ground beef is no longer pink, then add potatoes back to the skillet and cook until ground beef and potatoes are cooked through.
Serve with suggested toppings.
*nutritional yeast will give it that "cheese" flavor. If you don't want to commit to buying a whole bottle, find a grocery store that sells bulk spices and grab yourself a couple tablespoons to see if you like it.