Easy Loaded Chicken Tostadas

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Ingredients for 6 servings

4 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided; plus more if necessary
6 flour tortillas OR one package storebought tostados (located next to tortilla shells)
1 pound ground chicken (ground turkey may be substituted)
1 small sweet vidalia onion, diced small
one medium/large red bell pepper, seeded and diced small (another color may be substituted)
3 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
about 1 1/2 cups red salsa, divided; plus more for serving if desired
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
one 16-ounce can refried black beans or refried beans
1 cup diced or crumbled queso fresco or Mexican shredded cheese blend
1 medium avocado, peeled and diced into small chunks, optional for garnishing
1/4 cup finely minced fresh cilantro and/or thinly sliced green onions, optional for garnishing

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