This soup was very easy to make using the canned beans. I mixed it up a little and used black & Great Northern beans. I tasted it before adding extra ingredients and thought it was already very good but I went ahead and added some garlic and Mexican Oregano because I did not have quite enough salsa. (We put garlic in almost everything.) This was delicious! We have three boys with very different tastes but everyone had seconds of this one. Can't really think of any cons even if I tried. Thanks for sharing!