Now that @mlemweb is also vegetarian, and since she is a jerky enthusiast, I have been trying to figure out how to make veggie jerky cheap at home (the store bought stuff is $$$). Yesterday I tried slicing up some veggie hot dogs and tofurkey sausages and put them in the dehydrator. Pretty good; the thinly sliced ones did best. But it was hard to get such a thin slice.
Then this morning! It hit me! Veggie lunchmeat... it's already sliced thin! So I'm going to try that.
Backpacking Chef has some ideas on how to do that with normal lunchmeat https://www.backpackingchef.com/dehydrating-meat.html
And the good news is: veggie lunchmeat tends to be much leaner; that's good, the main thing people advocate is that you need a lean cut or else it goes rancid!