PB....thanks for your input. I've heard about the garbage disposal and, considering your comments, apparently it's true. Still, every time we go to L.A., we head straight for Tito's from LAX, pig out on enchiladas and tacos with tons of extra salsa, then continue our trip. Friends and relatives can wait....we gotta do Tito's first!
I've experimented and developed a recipe I think is darn close. The secret, I found, is simplicity..................
8 Roma tomatoes, quartered lengthwise, seeded and cored
Thoroughly puree onion, jalapeño and a handful of tomato quarters in blender or food processor. Set aside. Process remaining tomato to desired texture. Mix all ingredients together well and place in container to refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Drain off excess water before serving.
Some juice from pickled jalapeños or Tabasco Sauce can be added to increase heat, if desired.