I decided to try and make my own salsa recipe yesterday, and it turned out great, especially since it was my first attempt. Here it is:
1 small can tomato puree
2 cans whole peeled tomatoes
1 T. minced garlic
2 t. mexican chili powder
1 capsicum (bell-pepper), coarsely chopped
3 or 4 fresh tomatoes, finely chopped (preferably vine-ripened tomatoes)
a splash of white vinegar
2 medium size brown onions, chopped coarse
2 T. liquid smoke (sorry Smokin', didn't have the time to smoke the tomatoes)
1-2 T. chopped pickled jalapenos
2 pickled habaneros, finely chopped
1/2-1 cup water
2 T brown sugar
salt to taste
white sugar to taste
Bring mixture to a boil & then simmer until it starts to thicken. Let cool and serve with corn chips.
If you don't wish to use liquid smoke, you could cut the tomatoes and smoke them for a few minutes before adding them to the mixture.
Try it and let me know how how you like it.
Micah in Oz'