In 1979, the owners of Elephants Delicatessen took over a failing deli in Portland, Oregon. Boasting from-scratch foods made with all-natural, locally sourced ingredients, this specialty foods deli found their approach to be hugely successful, making them the trailblazers of the city’s sophisticated food scene. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal or as a party treat, these enchiladas are a snap to prepare. Bake until bubbly, then serve with a dollop of sour cream, a lime wedge and a dash of your favorite hot sauce. This sampler combines two of the deli's tried-and-true customer favorites:
Beef Enchiladas Roja: Rich, braised beef, mixed with chilies, a blend of cheeses, crème fraîche sauce and a hint of cilantro.
Chicken Enchiladas Verde: Tender chicken breasts, smothered in a bright salsa verde with cilantro and cumin, sprinkled with a layer of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.