Easy La Victoria Chile Verde

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

I love chile verde, and I've been impressed by this, the easiest and tastiest recipe I've found. Yes, it cheats a bit by using sauce from a jar (hmmph, you might say!), but sometimes you can achieve really good results from shortcuts. :) This is the recipe I use most often for Chile Verde. Delicious, and folks ask for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs pork, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large fresh onions, minced or diced or 12 cup dried onion flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (16 ounce) jarla victoria salsa verde
  • 12 cup water or 12 cup chicken broth (preferred) or 12 cup mexican beer (if you're feeling "beery" :))


  1. Cut pork into 1/2-inch cubes; season cubes with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large, heavy pan with lid, brown the cubes well in oil and melted butter.
  3. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes, then drain the fat from the pan.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer for at least 90 minutes, stirring frequently; add more water (or broth or beer) during cooking if necessary to achieve desired sauce texture.
  5. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was fairly easy to make and very tasty! I think some cuts of pork could be simmered longer to get more tender. This would be a great one for the crockpot! I used Las Palmas sauce which is similar to La Victoria, but one of my preference. I also added finely diced jalapenos to punch up the heat for those who wanted it; I didn't cook those in, as some here like it less so. Thanks for the recipe, Julesong!

5 5

Found this recipe on the back of the La Victoria jar and it's good. I change my recipe in that my pork is cooked first and instead of cubing it - it is more shreaded. When I make pork butt - this is what I do with my left overs - I make this chile verde recipe!

4 5

It was really good, just 30min too long to cook, and needed a tsp of chili powder to make it spicy ;)