Founded in 1979, Elephants Delicatessen, in Portland, Oregon pioneered the gourmet food market with its made-from-scratch entrees, prepared with all-natural, local ingredients. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal or as a party treat, these layered casseroles are a snap to prepare. Bake until bubbly, portion into squares or rectangles of your desired size and serve with a dollop of sour cream and a dash of your favorite hot sauce. This sampler combines two of the deli's tried-and-true customer favorites:
Beef Enchiladas Roja Casserole: Rich, braised beef, mixed with chilies, a blend of cheeses, crème fraîche sauce and a hint of cilantro.
Chicken Enchiladas Verde Casserole: Tender chicken breasts, smothered in a bright salsa verde with cilantro and cumin, sprinkled with a layer of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.